Wright Wows 'Em In Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. --- Last weekend Brandan Wright was one block away from a triple-double, but on Friday he was one rebound away from the feat.

Wright only got two touches on offense in the first six minutes of the game, but he still finished with 23 points, 16 blocks and 9 rebounds.

The 6-foot-9 power forward led his team to a 70-62 come-from-behind win. Lexington Catholic pressed Wright's Brentwood team from the beginning and the press kept him from getting the ball much in the first half.

However, Wright's defense was effective from the start. His 16 blocks speaks for itself. He even used his 7-foot-5 and one half wing span to grab a shot out of the air.

"I try to do that," Wright explained. "That's the best way. Sometimes when I block it, it'll bounce around a little bit and indeed up bouncing to the other team."

But the North Carolina signee did get his offense going and when he did have chances to score he was very efficient. Wright scored his 23 points on 11-of-14 shooting from the field.

Wright had a number of big time dunks in the game. His overall offense really got going with dunks on consecutive possessions. Then in the third quarter, Wright ran the fast break and threw down a tomahawk jam in traffic.

He also showed off a little range with his jump shot, hitting a free-throw line extended jumper. The No. 1 power forward in the class of 2006 mixed in some jump hooks and easy lay-ins as well.

Throughout the game, Kentucky fans were chanting "C-A-T-S" and mocking him for not choosing to play for the Wildcats. Wright heard the chants and says it is all in fun.

"They can keep chanting I already signed the papers and everything is finalized," Wright said. "I just go out there and play hard. Carolina beat UK so they shouldn't be saying anything. It doesn't matter. It's all fun and games."

Next up for his Brentwood team is Saturday night's matchup against Scott County.

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