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Posted On: 06/7/18 2:16 PM
Christian Wright is on the verge of blowing up, the Milton guard could see several D1 offers come in very soon,
A 6-foot-3 point guard, Wright was offered by Georgia Tech earlier this spring, marking his first high-major offer.
It’s his athleticism and play-making ability that is sought-after.
“I’m best in transition, just getting the ball out from a rebound. I’m a downhill guard, but I can also make plays for my teammates well. My play-making has gotten a lot better. I can shoot the 3 and stretch the floor out, and I can go combo-guard if I needs to,” said Wright.
Just a rising junior, Wright has already enjoyed a tremendously successful high school career. As a sophomore at Milton he eclipsed the 1,000 career point mark, and was player of the year in his region. He averaged 24 points, six rebounds and six assists per game.
It’s team success, though, that he yearns for.
“It was a pretty good season for me, but as a team, I got lift my teammates up and we got to be better next year,” said Wright.
“Next year, I’ll need to lead more and be more vocal. Off the court , I’m probably one of the quieter guys you’ll ever meet, but on the court, coach is trying to get me to be a leader, be more vocal and that’s just what I’m trying to do.”
In the meantime, he’ll continue his offseason with the Georgia Stars, one of the South’s best AAU teams. They went 11-4 on the Nike circuit in the spring, and will be at the Peach Jam in July. That will be a good opportunity for Wright to pick up some additional offers.
Georgia Tech offered his earlier this spring. Western Carolina was the first school to offer, during his freshman season.
He says that Georgia Tech offering early will pay dividends for the program down the road.
“That’s really important to me, that’s the first bigger school to offer me, that’s going to go deeper into my thought when I’m ready to commit,” said Wright.
He also said that Auburn is “really close (to offering),” and mentioned Indiana, Xavier, UCLA and Missouri are looking at him.
It’s a big summer ahead for the stock-riser.
“In July, I’m just looking to go out there and play the best I can,” said Wright. “I’m trying to get more offers and just play hard with my teammates.”