Dorell Wright
Shooting Guard (Rank: #22) | 6-8, 215
High School
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Summary: Notes: A draft sleeper. The L.A. native has been playing in relative obscurity in a Connecticut prep school. MVP of the National Prep School Invitational Tournament after scoring 32, 35 and 41 points in three games. Has committed to DePaul but will put his name in the draft. However, he still hasn't hired an agent. DePaul's head coach Dave Leitao. "It speaks to his potential that people are saying he can play in the NBA,'' Leitao said. "He has that level of talent. He does awe-inspiring things. He plays the game the right way: He passes, shoots and shows flashes of brilliance with his athleticism.'' Had a game high 24 points at the Jordan Capital Classic.

Positives: May be the best unknown talent in America. Scouts all compare him to a young Tracy McGrady. He's got the complete package. He's extremely athletic (think Corey Maggette), can shoot the ball (he also gets Paul Pierce comparison), handle and even pass. He's also a big time rebounder who uses his long arms and great vertical leap to jump over opponents. He's long, explosive, quick and can play both the two and the three.

Negatives: Inexperience. Wright didn't get serious about basketball until three years ago. He's just now starting to tap his potential and many scouts fear that he may be too raw. Is athletic, but still needs to work on his body.

Insider Projection: He could sure use a year or two at DePaul but scouts claim that grade issues and a fast rising stock will probably push him into the draft this year. He's helped himself in workouts and should fall anywhere between the late teens and early twenties.


 

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