Wright Sees Recruitment Skyrocket

Chris Wright has been a hot topic among Wake Forest fans, and the 6-1 point guard spoke to Deaconsports.com Sunday night about his recruitment, Wake Forest and his recent play.

The recruiting process is nothing new to Chris Wright, as he's already been through it once and is in the midst of it again. Due to Herb Sendek leaving N.C. State schools like Clemson, Georgetown, Illinois, Georgia Tech, Miami, Virginia and Wake Forest now have a shot at landing the highly ranked point guard.

"I committed so early and some people never really got a chance," Wright, who averaged 23 points and 6 assists for St. Johns College HS, said.

"I was upset at first," he said about Coach Sendek's decision to leave N.C. State. But I knew he made the best decision for him at the time for him and his family. It's something that you just have to live with and take it. There's not to much more you can do. I'm just moving on and hopefully the best situation for myself will come around." One school that will get another shot at the Top 30 prospect is Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons have been showing him a significant amount of interest, and due to Coach Prosser's ability to coach point guards, they are right in the mix.

"Yes, they are showing me a lot of interest. I'm giving a hard look at them, see who's there. Coach Prosser coached Chris Paul, which is a plus because he knows how to deal with guards, and point guards especially. So I'm definitely going to take a look at it."

The Demon Deacons will also have playing time at the point guard spot available and that is something that Wright will weigh heavily upon.

"You want to come in and play automatically, that's the biggest thing. Because being a competitor that's the first thing that you want to do, you want to play. I want to go to a place where I can win a national championship and also a place where I can be challenged both on the court and in the classroom and also athletically."

The schools listed above are the ones after him the hardest, and it's no surprise he's receiving strong interest from schools on the east coast. Wright's play this spring has been impressive. He's led Boo Williams to, two tournament championships and he's gotten MVP at both events.

"I've been working, working real hard, just trying to get better every day," Wright said. "People always say Chris Wright can't do this and Chris Wright can't do that. I it's always just trying to improve and show people, well not people, but yourself that you can do whatever you want to do."

One knock that he's heard is that he's not a true point guard. However, Wright made it clear when he spoke to DeaconSport.com on Sunday night that point guard is best position and that's what he projects to be.

"I'm a point guard. That's my natural position. I think people get confused because sometimes I might score a lot of points. But my natural position is being a true point guard."

Wright will participate in a bunch of events coming up including the Nike Memorial Day Classic in Nashville, then the NBPA Camp and Nike Camp as well. Don't expect a recruiting decision from him soon, as he wants to take some visits at the end of the July open period.


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