There is another new transfer to pay close attention to the next few days and weeks and his name is Larry Wright. Wright, a former Saginaw High School guard is transferring from St Johns. Wright just finished up his sophomore year and has announced that he wishes to transfer closer to home because of an illness to a family member. I don’t know if this is a Tyler Smith situation but that certainly would be a blessing if we were to land Larry Wright and he was eligible to play this year.
Saginaw coach Dawkins on Michigan’s chances:
Asked if Michigan is a school Wright will consider, Dawkins told The Detroit News Tuesday it’s one of many that would be an “outstanding fit.” “It’s too early to tell,” said Dawkins of Wright’s future plans.
At 6-2 180 lbs Wright averaged 9.1 points per game in 18.9 minutes per game and shot 40.2% from three point range. The scary number is that Larry averaged only .5 assists per game both his freshman and sophomore years. So it appears that he is a lot more of a 2 guard than a point guard.
As a recruit Wright was a three star and played for state power Saginaw High and jumped on a scholarship offer and chance to play in the Big East at St. Johns. He also listed teams such as UNLV, St bonaventure, George Washington, Tennessee, Pittsburgh and Seton Hall throughout his recruitment.
If Wright could play in the fall based off a Tyler Smith-like appeal (don’t know the details of Larry’s family situation or how likely an appeal would be but you have to figure they would try) this would be a huge get in my opinion because Michigan needs all of the scoring help they can get and a 40% three point shooter seems like a good fit. Not to mention he already has 2 years of college experience under his belt and if he doesn’t turn out he would only hold a scholarship for 08 and 09 classes. Of course this would also help alleviate some of the talk of Beilein not recruiting Michigan city kids (even if he is a transfer).
From what I hear this is definetely a situation to keep a very close on eye on because it seems like the interest is there.