Sherrod Wright Picks a School

Sherrod Wright, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound wing from Mt. Vernon High School in New York said, after the 2009 Jordan Brand Classic Saturday night in New York City's Madison Square Garden, that he's chosen a school.

Sherrod Wright said that he verbally committed to George Mason this week. He hasn't signed the National Letter of Intent but will do so shortly.

Wright's list had included schools from coast to coast, from USC on the left coast to Rutgers, Seton Hall and St. John's near the Atlantic Ocean.

"My visit to George Mason was unforgetable," he said.

Wright, who is 35th on's top shooting guards list, said he was really comfortable with Coach Jim Larranga and his staff. And he likes the team's up tempo style, with motion offense and pick-and-rolls.

The City Team edged out a 129-120 win over his Suburban Team. Wright saw a lot of action and was much more effective five minutes into the game. He showed his ability to move the ball through a lot of traffic and was the second player on a tic-tac-toe layup.

Wright averaged over 23 points per game this past season. He was named Mr. Basketball in Section 1 Class AA this season and was MVP of the section tournament. Wright helped the Knights to four-straight section titles.

Among the other schools interested in this talented prep were Central Florida, Hofstra, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Fordham, Massachusetts, Duquesne, Marquette, South Carolina and Xavier. And there's likely more.

George Mason finished this past season with a 22-11 record. The Patriots lost in the first round of the NIT to eventual champion Penn State.

The Colonial Athletic Association team signed five players this past November: Paris Bennett, a 6-foot-6 forward from St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, N.J. who was Wright's teammate tonight; Luke Hancock, a 6-foot-5 forward from Hargrave Military Academy and a native of Roanoke, Va.; Rashad Whack, a 6-foot-2 guard from Bishop McNamara High School and a native of Hyattsville, Md.; Johnny Williams, a 6-foot-8 forward from Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis, Tenn.; and, Vertrail Vaughns, a 6-foot-2 guard from Mesquite High School in Mesquite, Texas.


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