Clark's commitment changes Wright's plans

Earl Clark's verbal commitment to Louisville earlier this week has changed 6-foot-9 PF Brandan Wright's plans. Wright, one of the top prospects in the senior class nationally, was scheduled to make an official visit to Rick Pitino's program this weekend.

Brandan Wright, the 6-foot-9 star forward from Brentwood, TN, has cancelled his official visit to the University of Louisville.

"They had a guy (Earl Clark) yesterday commit and it was their last 2006 scholarship," Wright told Dave Telep. "They were in a situation where they would wait on me or go ahead and accept him. No hard feelings at all."

A consensus Top 5 prospect nationally, Wright was scheduled to visit Louisville this weekend. However, 6-foot-7 ½ Earl Clark's decision to commit to the Cardinals earlier this week effectively ended Louisville's recruitment of Tennessee's Mr. Basketball.

That leaves four schools – Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky and Vanderbilt – left in the mix to land the athletic Wright's services. A versatile forward, Wright has already made official visits to Kentucky, Duke and Vanderbilt this fall. He'll wrap up his tour of college campuses October 14 when he travels to Chapel Hill for the Tarheels' 'Late Night.'

With Clark's addition this week, Rick Pitino has wrapped up his 2006-07 recruiting class with four Top 70 prospects. Joining Clark, who is ranked No. 21 nationally by Scout.com, are 6-9 power forward Derrick Caracter (No. 13) of Elizabeth, NJ, 6-2 point guard Edgar Sosa (No. 57) of Bronx, NY, and 6-3 combo guard Jerry Smith (No. 68) of Wauwatosa, WI.


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