Ethan Wragge commits to Creighton

Ethan Wragge, a 6-foot-6 senior forward from Eden Prairie who saw his stock rise after his strong showing at the AAU nationals, has committed to Creighton. Wragge played in front of Creighton head coach Dana Altman and assistant Darian DeVries at an open gym in Eden Prairie Tuesday and later had a home visit. GoldenSports.Net attended the open gym and talked to Wragge about his college choice.

GoldenSports.Net caught up with Ethan Wragge after his open gym and talked to him about his Creighton visit this past weekend.

How was the visit?

"It was really good. We played twice Friday and Saturday. It was good."

How do you possibly see yourself fitting in there?

"Really well."

Are you close to making a decision?

"I am real close. We'll see how it goes tonight and we'll go from there. It's looking good."

Two hours later, Wragge called me with the news that he had committed to Creighton.

Wragge did not disappoint in the scrimmage with his outside shooting. After missing his first three shots, Wragge hit eight straight three-pointers.

Wragge averaged 16.0 points per game as he helped lead the Eagles to a 19-9 record last season. He scored in double figures in 22 of 28 games and had eight games of 20 or more points, including a season-high 27 points in their season-ending loss to Bloomington Kennedy in the Section II second-round playoffs.

Wragge was expecting to have Penn State, Michigan and Minnesota at an open gym Wednesday before pulling the trigger.

Wragge led his Eden Prairie team to the title of the Gopher State Prep Showcase with an overtime win over Lakeville North in July.

Wragge, who recently made an unofficial visit to Marquette, had narrowed his list to schools to five in Penn State, Michigan, Marquette, Minnesota and Creighton.

Wragge planned to take an official to Penn State Sept. 27 and was expected to take an official visit to Marquette.

Wragge recently told GoldenSports.Net that he has high expectations for the team, despite losing two-sports stars Ryan Grant (who signed with Minnesota in football) and Carter Bykowski (football for Iowa State) to graduation. However, they return Wragge and junior forward Brett Ervin, among others.

"I think that we should win our section this year," he said. "Anything less than that would be a disappointment. I think that we are good enough to win our section. It just depends on how well we play."

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