Senior Prospect Worth Watching This Season

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a look at the individual game of Jerrell Wright, a player who is worth watching season as he prepares himself to play division one college basketball in the future ...

Jerrell Wright, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound power forward/center from Dobbins High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a player Team Phenom coach Paul Gripper feels will make a fine division one college basketball player.

After concluding a summer of fine play, Wright was especially impressive competing for the Mustafa Shakur team in the NIKE Chosen League 19 and under league. He produced 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to league his team to a victory over Jrue Holiday, 54-49, in the title game.


Jerrell started off his IS8 spring league season with some terrific games, including scoring 38 points against the Playaz Club of New Jersey.

Jerrell, a member of the 2011 class, a rising senior, previously had offers also from Drexel and Temple. He also had received interest from West Virginia, Siena, and Massachusetts.

As a junior, he averaged close to 22 points a game, 14 rebounds and three blocks.

Jerrell also scored 24 points and pulled down 15 rebounds in a victory over Simon Gratz High School for the Class 3A Public League Championship.

*Jerrell has given a commitment to the La Salle basketball program, according to the coaches in his AAU program, Hunting Park. "He's going to be a very good player on this level," said Gripper. "He works very hard and is improving each month."

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