Area Prospect Discusses His College Decision

Reporter Brian Towey caught up to area prospect Rashad Wright, who will play for Bobby Cremins at the College of Charleston starting next season ... Wright competes at South Kent School in Connecticut ...

South Kent (Conn.) School post player Rashad Wright visited the College of Charleston on Thursday and Friday. By Saturday night, Wright, a class of 2009 prospect, decided to commit to the Southern Conference program.

"A lot of things (went into the decision)," said Wright, a native of Agawam, Mass. "Obviously Coach Cremins, the record he has and the history behind him. It's a great city, and a beautiful environment. The players were great. There's also the chance, with my hard work, that I could earn playing time (as a freshman)."

By all accounts, the Charleston staff saw a player with a significant upside.

"(The Charleston staff liked my) size, you've got the height, athleticism," said Wright, who also considered La Salle. "(I am) tall and long.The biggest thing is the potential. With me working hard, (they foresee) the player I can be down the road."

Wright played with the New England Playaz on the AAU circuit but missed a big chunk of July's live period with mononucleosis.

"He's 6-10 and he's a great athlete," said South Kent coach Kelvin Jefferson. "He can run, he can jump. He can block shots and get tough rebounds. He plays above the rim. With his combination of size and ability, they've got themselves a really good get."

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