2012 Introduction: Ryan Wright

Ryan Wright, the 6-5 small forward from Palmdale (Calif.) High, is an emerging elite prospect in the west for 2012. He told us about his early thoughts on recruiting...

Ryan Wright, 6-5 SO SF Palmdale (Calif.) High, is a very promising young prospect. Wright has a strong body already, with a great frame, and above average athleticism. He's a fair shooter out to about 17 feet, but he's a very good finisher around the basket. He still has a ways to go in terms of his development, but he has a considerable upside.

I spoke with Wright in Denver and asked about the schools he has heard from to date.

"UCLA, USC, Penn State, Washington State, Miami and Santa Clara," said Wright. "Also, I haven't been hearing from them but I'm also interested in LSU and Arizona."

Wright said he doesn't have a leader at this time.

I asked Wright what he is looking for in a school.

"The education and someplace that can help me achieve my goal of playing in the NBA," said Wright. "Wherever I feel is the best place that will help me in achieving that goal."

Wright said he is in no hurry to pick a school.

"I want to wait until the last minute," said Wright. "I want to keep my options open."

When asked if he has had a chance to visit any school unofficially, Wright said, "I've been to UCLA and USC."

Wright said he currently has a 3.2 GPA.

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