Brandan Wright lists Vandy among top 6

Kentucky, North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, Louisville, Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt are all listed among schools Brentwood Academy's Brandan Wright is considering.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA -- Brandan Wright was clearly disappointed in the results of his team's efforts in last week's 17 and under Super Showcase held on the grounds of Disney World. His AAU team, the Murfreesboro Stars from the state of Tennessee, lost in the semifinals of the Gold Division, the top bracket at the event.

"We just didn't have it today," said the 6-foot-10 slender center who plays his high school ball for Brentwood Academy in Tennessee. "I thought we could have played better. But we didn't. This ends my AAU career."

Despite the tough loss to the eventual Super Showcase champions, the SYF Players from the state of Indiana, Wright had an awful lot to be proud of over the past couple of months. Wright clearly established himself as one of the better players in the 2006 class. He also convinced many that he is a very attractive recruit.

While he competed inside the Wide World of Sports complex in Florida over the past week, Wright helped his team have a chance to win it all. True, the drive for the championship was stopped by a very talented team from Indiana. But Wright proved he has the necessary skills to be a big time player.

"I try to work on all parts of my game," Wright said. "I want to get stronger and work more on my low post moves."

Brandan is a very agile player. He can use his long arms to slam home dunks or tip offensive and defensive rebounds to himself without drawing contact on a defender. It's for these reasons schools like Kentucky have shown serious interest. "I like Kentucky alot," Wright said. "They have a great tradition. I like Coach Smith too."

Coach Tubby Smith also appears to like Wright a lot too. He spent several hours inside the Milk House watching Wright lead his team to the semifinals. But Kentucky is not alone in their interest in Wright. "I also like Duke, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Wake Forest, Kansas, and Vanderbilt," Wright stated. "I don't have a leader right now but that can always change."

For now, Wright seems content to take the next two weeks off. "I need to rest," he said. "I'm tired. Then I can think about my recruiting."

Brandan did indicate he is interested in taking some official visits. "I plan on definitely visiting Kentucky, Duke, and North Carolina," he said. "I have to see when I can take those visits."

Wright hasn't ruled out taking more than three visits either. Georgia Tech head coach Paul Hewitt was also in the Milk House for several viewings of Wright's skills as were programs like Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Kansas, and Louisville.

"I am not sure when I will make a decision," Wright said. "But I do want to take some visits before I do make up my mind. It's going to be a tough decision."

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