Posted On: 04/16/18 7:00 AM
It’s always exciting to see where the top players in the state commit, but it is even more of a thrill when those players sign on to schools within the state of Idaho.
The usual suspect for in state recruiting, The College of Idaho stayed true to it’s reputation as being the most active in state recruiting basketball school when they announced Preston’s Derek Wadsworth and Centennial’s Kamron Modrow are the latest to join the Yote family.
— Scott Garson (@Scottgarson) April 7, 2018
— Scott Garson (@Scottgarson) April 12, 2018
However, another school got into the mix recently which just so happens to be located within the Treasure Valley as well. Skyview’s Cayden Wright announced his commitment to join Northwest Nazarene University as the star guard will stay close to home while also furthering his basketball career.
Beyond blessed and excited to announce that i have committed to play basketball at NNU! 🏀 Can’t wait to see what the future holds! A big thankyou to my family and my coaches. #gonighthawks pic.twitter.com/hOiVMvD6Ol
— Cayden Wright (@cayden_wright3) April 14, 2018
Beginning first with the two outstanding players the Yotes added, CofI landed two flat out studs in Wadsworth and Modrow. In Wadsworth, College of Idaho gets a proven winner as Wadsworth was a member of a squad who achieved a three peat this past state tournament at the 4A level. Wadsworth is a dynamic guard who can really change the pace of a game. Wadsworth was counted on to do a little bit of everything for the Indians this past season and playing alongside big man Brayden Parker only helped things.
In terms of the next level we expect Wadsworth to continue his winning ways especially at of CofI where that is all they seemingly do under head coach Scott Garson. Wadsworth will have ample opportunity to grow his game even further in Caldwell as fans from Preston will more than likely be making the trip over to follow their prime time guard in the next stage of his career.
With Modrow, the Yotes get a player who was named Honorable Mention 5A SIC at the conclusion of the season and one of the more versatile and skilled prospects coming out of the 2018 class. Modrow will bring a unique game where his tool set will likely be expanded in a Yote uniform. At Centennial, Modrow shined often and was a bonafide leader for his team that demanded the opposition’s attention. He will have a chance to really blossom as a Yote.
Over at NNU, head coach Paul Rush scored with the recent addition of Skyview’s Cayden Wright. Wright earned First Team All 5A SIC honors this past season and was a do-it-all type of guard for a team that achieved great success this past season. In terms of scoring, Wright was one of the very best at his position and class in the state. While being on a team with so many weapons at Skyview, Wright also showcased his vision and passing skills often for the Hawks.
The Nampa product will stay at home and have great support for the remainder of his career at NNU as it looks Rush and company are focused on bringing the state’s top talent to their program as well.