"I would have thought Vanderbilt would get him before North Carolina," the source said. In the recruiting world, the common school of thought was that UNC was 4th on a 4-team list. Taking it a step further, if Wright was headed to the ACC, then it was thought that Duke would be the choice.
On Sunday, according to multiple sources, Wright set about the business of spreading the world. At least one school received a telephone call and another was hit with a text message. The news was the same across the board: Wright committed to UNC.
The 6-foot-9 stud out of Nashville (Tenn.) Brentwood Academy is the 3rd member of Scout.com's Top 10 to pick the Heels. No. 4 Wayne Ellington and No. 8 Tywon Lawson were joined by No. 22 Deon Thompson and No. 58 Alex Stepheson. William Graves, once a Top 100 prospect himself, rounds out what should quickly be recognized as the top recruiting class in America.
UNC, by the numbers, has the top-ranked player at three different positions. Wright is the top power forward, Ellington to top shooting guard and Lawson the nation's highest-rated point guard. Stepheson is the No. 13 center and Thompson is 3rd on the center list.
Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Duke were the other finalists for Wright, who remained tight-lipped, yet accessible throughout the entire process.