Wright Has A Plan

Washington (D.C.) St. John's standout Chris Wright discusses his recruitment with Pack Pride.

Chris Wright has been one of the top high school players this spring, as he has been the catalyst for Boo Williams. This past weekend the team came up just short of winning another tournament title, but it has been a great spring for Wright and Boo on the AAU circuit.

"He's won a NCAA championship, he played at DeMatha, he played in the pros... he has a lot of accomplishments to be proud of."
"I did well this past weekend," Wright told Pack Pride. "We lost in the semifinals, but I did well individually. I scored a couple of points, and we played well. The team we lost to, I think they were a prep team from Chicago. They were hitting everything. It just wasn't our day.

"We've won two out of our four tournaments so far, so as a team we are playing very well. I think in the two tournaments we lost, both of the teams were hitting shots from everywhere on the floor. You can't do much with that."

Wright originally committed to NC State in January, but reopened his recruitment after Herb Sendek left for Arizona State. When a five-star point guard goes back on the market, you can imagine it will cause a stir.

"Recruiting has been real hectic," said Wright. "A lot of schools have jumped in, and I've been getting a lot of different calls and text messages.

"I'm just looking at everybody, and you can say that I'm open. Whoever shows interest in me, I will listen to what they have to say."

NC State is still in the mix for Wright, but the Wolfpack has a lot of ground to make up. There has been no contact between NC State and Wright since Sendek left for ASU, and new Wolfpack head coach Sidney Lowe has been unable to contact Wright because of NCAA rules. However, the super point guard is aware of what Lowe brings to the table.

"I know about his resume and where all he played, but I don't know too much about him personally," said Wright. "I heard he had to pass the NCAA Recruiting Test before he can call me, so I haven't had a chance to talk with him or see what he's like.

"[Coach Lowe] has a pretty impressive resume. He's won a NCAA championship, he played at DeMatha, he played in the pros... he has a lot of accomplishments to be proud of."

One positive for the Wolfpack is the return of Larry Harris. While Harris wasn't Wright's NC State recruiting coach, they do have a good relationship and expect Harris to take over his recruitment.

"I was familiar with coach Harris," Wright said. "He came to my school a couple of times. I have a very good relationship with him, so that's a plus."

"Wherever I feel is the best fit, that's where I will go."

Wright maintains that he is not close to making a decision and is wide open, considering all schools. When asked to talk about Wake Forest and Georgetown, two programs many feel are contenders for his services, Wright spoke highly of both schools.

"I like the offense at Wake Forest," he said. "They had Chris Paul, so that's a plus. They've had success with guards.

"I really like Georgetown, and they are definitely in the mix. I've met with John Thompson, and I like the coaching staff."

Expect Wright to not make a quick decision this time around. With offers from nearly every high-major program in the country, he can almost pick his destination. Look for Wright to take his time, evaluate his options, and find the best fit for him.

"I think the best thing to do is not have a timetable," he said. "Sometimes you might just rush into something. I think the best thing to do is take your time and just make a decision when you feel comfortable.

"I think I'm going to handle it the same way as last time. I don't think I made a bad decision the first time around. I'm going to keep the same process and keep evaluating everything.

"Wherever I feel is the best fit, that's where I will go."


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