Instead of talking with fans on his weekly radio show, Pitino drove two hours to Nasville to catch two of the nation's top underclassmen in action last night.
"Some of the assistant coaches have called and things like that to show interest," Giles County head coach Hope said. "He takes that sort of things in stride and carries on like normal. He's focused right now on helping us win the state championship."
We've seen some lists on Smith that include the usual assortment of SEC programs, so where is the 6'6 forward looking now?
"He's very much open," Hope said.
Wright, who averaged 17 points, 9 rebounds, and 12 blocks as a freshman, was a standout at the Nike All-America Camp last summer and projects as one of the top big men in the country.
"He's the best sophomore I've seen so far," Hope said, noting they played in tournament all around the country this season.