As Oklahoma continues to put together its 2017 recruiting class, a new Minnesota-based point guard has caught the Sooners’ eye. Oklahoma’s open, fast-paced style has the attention of McKinley Wright.
Wright, a three-star guard out of a Minneapolis suburb, was in attendance for Oklahoma’s loss to Iowa State and said the Sooners, Cyclones and Texas Tech have been recruiting the hardest recently.
“I’m really open right now,” Wright said. “I haven’t really cut down to anything. I’m just enjoying the process and waiting it out.”
Wright has no other visits scheduled and doesn’t intend on taking any before the end of the high school season. He plans on committing after the AAU season, sometime in September or October.
Wright holds offers from Iowa State, Texas Tech, Illinois, Kansas State, Creighton and Dayton but hasn’t been offered by Oklahoma, which continues to make Trae Young its primary point guard target for the 2017 class.
Oklahoma was expected to make the trip to Champlain Park Senior High School after the Sooners’ game against Iowa State to see Wright in person but decided not to make the trip after the loss.
The coaching staff would have gotten to see Wright, who has slowly climbed up Oklahoma’s target board, but they also would have gotten a look at Theo John – Wright’s 6-foot-8 teammate and four-star 2017 center.
Wright currently leads the team in points, assists and rebounds – joking that he has 0.2 rebounds per game more than John.
John is currently ranked 79th overall for the 2017 class. He does not currently hold an offer from Oklahoma. Playing together at the next level would be a plus, but it’s not something the high school teammates are looking for right now.
“It’ll be nice to,” said Wright, who is being recruited by assistant coach Chris Crutchfield. “It would be nice to play with him, but we haven’t really talked about it too much. If everything works out, it would be fun to play with him.”
Wright has never made a trip to Oklahoma but said he would like to in the future.
“I like how they get up and down the court,” Wright said. “They can score the ball. I just like how they move. They’re going in the right direction, so that’s good.”