Final Look: East Coast Ready For D-1 Level

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a final, detailed look at the individual game of an East Coast player who made several improvements over the past couple of seasons ...

Jerrell Wright, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound power forward/center from Dobbins High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, finished off his high school career in style.

Jerrell produced 16 points in the Mary Kline Memorial all star game, impressing many people, including the scout who produced this wonderful event -- Alex Kline.


"Jerrell reminded me a little of Tobias Harris (Soon to be selected in NBA draft). The big bodied 6-foot-8 forward heading to La Salle not only dominated inside but he shot the ball very nicely from outside. He had a fair amount of turnovers as his handle and ball control is still not there, but he looked like he could play both forward positions next year."

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED: Jerrell 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 previously had offers also from Drexel and Temple. He also had received interest from West Virginia, Siena, and Massachusetts.

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