Wright continues to improve

Namon Wright

Namon Wright entered his junior season as the West Coast's top 2014 shooting guard prospect. The way he's played to start the year, that standing has only been solidified.

A player that has shown significant and consistent process over the past two years is 6-foot-4, 185-pound Los Angeles Pacific Hills shooting guard Namon Wright.

Here's a recent evaluation of the 2014 shooting guard:

Every time you see Wright, he gets a little better. On Wednesday against Loyola, he continued that trend, almost leading Pacific Hills to a huge upset win in the process. The relentless competitor slashed to the basket at will and was completely undeterred by the 7-foot Thomas Welsh in the paint, going around him for two reverse lay-ups and drilling a floater over his head.

His floater is a new weapon for him and he looked very comfortable, nailing both of them that he took in the game. Wright's stroke has steadily improved over the past couple years and on Wednesday he hit a three off the catch and pulled up to hit a long two.

You don't always find the kind of toughness Wright brings to the court on the West Coast and that makes him a very tough player to score against. Wright strongly holds the crown for the top two-guard prospect out west in 2014.

Wright attributes his progress to a long off-season in the gym.

"Me and my teammates have been working out together and working hard," Wright said. "We do a lot of off the dribble stuff. My midrange and gotten better and I'm improving on catching and shooting.

"I'm working on being less unselfish; I can't pass all the time, sometimes I need to take over with my scoring."

As Wright's game has improved, his school list has also expanded, and he now is getting interest from a good list of high major programs.

"I'm hearing from Florida State, USC, Gonzaga, Oregon, Oregon State, Oklahoma State and Utah," said Wright. "UCLA, UNLV and Arizona are the only schools that have not offered but have been recruiting me hard."

Even though he's getting plenty of recruiting attention, Wright's mind isn't really on college right now.

"I'm wide open," he said. "I'm not even really thinking about recruiting right now. I'm just thinking about the season and my teammates. Maybe that will change towards the end of my season."


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