6'9 Wright Likes Louisville's Style

6'9 Brandon Wright enjoyed his visit to Louisville and says he can see himself playing in Coach Pitino's system.

6'9 Brandon Wright, TheInsiders No. 5 sophomore in the nation, enjoyed his unofficial visit to the University of Louisville last Saturday for the Cardinals game against Marquette.

"It was a nice visit," Wright said. "I liked the coaches, the fans and the things I saw. They're one of the top programs and I like them a lot."

In fact, Wright likes Louisville enough that he's got them high on his early list of favorites, along with Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Indiana.

He says he's not in a hurry or a big rush to make a decision, and with two and half years left in his high school career, why should he be?

And though he won't be deciding on a school in the near future, he does know what he's looking for in a possible college choice.

"The environment is very important," Wright explained. "It's important to me to see how the players interact and how the coach acts during practice and the game. And of course how they play."

On his visit, Wright said he got a chance to know the coaches better and see some of the facilities like Minardi Hall. Because of the short nature of his trip, he didn't get a chance to interact much with the players.

"That was the best I've ever seen," Wright, who has seen similar facilities at Tennessee and Vanderbilt, said of U of L's dorm, Minardi Hall.

As a 6'9 player, Wright's the type of guy who likes to play both inside and out and likes having freedom on the court to show his multitude of skills. And that's one of the main reasons he likes Pitino's program so much.

"It's perfect for my style," Wright said of Pitino's system. "I liked how the big guys had the freedom to step out on the floor and shoot it. And they also handled the ball and brought it up the floor some. I just liked the freedom the players had on the floor. I can see myself playing in that style and that system."

Wright's team, Brentwood Academy, is current 18-4 and ranked 5th in Tennessee. They begin playoff action later this month.


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