Julian Wright Plays Very Strong Tournament At Spiece
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Julian Wright Has Strong Tournament At Spiece


Brian Stinnette
May 3, 2004

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Julian Wright (Homewood-Flossmoor), the #1 Class of 2005 prospect in the state of Illinois, had a very strong tournament over the weekend at the Spiece Run-N-Slam. Wright put his full compliment of skills on display before the Illinois Warriors fell in overtime of the semifinals to Seattle Rotary Select.

The 6-8 Wright put up a strong tournament despite playing without his Illinois Warriors sidekick, Jon Scheyer (Glenbrook North). Scheyer, the #1 Class of 2006 prospect in Illinois, missed the tournament to attend his sisters graduation.

Wright led the Warriors to three solid wins in Pool Play, before taking his game up to an even higher level once the tournament began. Wright, who is blessed with incredible court vision, and stellar instincts, showed everyone in the gym why he is one of the best passing forwards in the country. In addition, Wright spent a good part of Sunday dropping three’s, finishing both right and left-handed, and of course rattling the rim with dunks.

In the Warriors semifinal matchup against Seattle Rotary Select, Wright was everywhere on the court. He was an absolute menace defensively, clogging the passing lanes, and blocking opponents shots. Late in a tight game, Wright hustled back on defense, blocked Seattle’s three-point attempt, saved the ball from going out of bounds, and then served up a pass to Josh Tabb for a layup.

On Saturday, Wright told ChicagoHoops.com that his list of DePaul, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Arizona and Duke remains the same. He said he will look to take some unofficial visits to nearby schools like DePaul and Illinois during June. He might squeeze in an official visit during the summer, but will likely wait until the fall to take his officials.

Wright went on to state that he feels good about Homewood-Flossmoor’s chances in 2004-05, especially with the amount of talent coming up from the sophomore team.