Wright Headed To The Big Ten

Anthony Wright has a chance to be a part of three national championship teams. Next season, he'll continue his career in the Big Ten.

The Michigan Wolverines now own a trio of commitments from the Class of 2006. On Friday afternoon, Tommy Amaker landed Anthony Wright, a combo forward out of Oak Hill Academy.

Wright, a 6-foot-6 forward who has worked his way into Oak Hill’s starting lineup, committed to the Wolverines after head coach Tommy Amaker made a trip to watch him in North Carolina this week.

“I think he’s a forward who can play 2 positions – the 3 and 4,” Oak Hill coach Steve Smith said. “He shoots it well and he can pass it and he’s a good rebounder.

“He can get minutes at all forward spots on the floor.”

The Sterling, Va., native, has a chance to do something that, according to his high school coach, it’s likely no other player in high school basketball history has accomplished. Should Oak Hill win another national title this year, it would be the school’s third consecutive championship, each of which Wright has been a part of.

“I just don’t think anybody’s been on 3 national championship teams in a row,” Smith said.

Wright’s role has expanded at Oak Hill the past three seasons. He came off the bench as a sophomore but earned starter status this year for his ability to rebound the basketball.

For more on Wright's game, how Michigan's plans to use him, and where the Wolverines go from here in 06 recruiting, check out the following story: Michigan Makes Move on Anthony Wright.


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