Player: Clint Wright, Jr
Height/Weight: 5’10/145 pounds
High School: Lakeland High School, Suffolk VA
GPA: 3.55, Clint, Jr. is a Bio-Medical student at Lakeland HS.
Travel Ball Club Name: Suffolk United
Clint, Jr comes from a family of successful student/athletes! He is the son of Lakeland High School Head Coach and former Norfolk State University star Clint Wright, Sr. Clint, Sr starred on the 1991 CIAA Champion Norfolk State University team and was also an assistant coach on the 2009 VHSL State Champion Kings Fork High School team. Clint, Jr is the younger brother of former Kings Fork HS two sport star Derek Wright a hero on the Kings Fork 2009 State Basketball Championship Team who was also an All State linebacker who went on to play collegiately at Towson University and Christopher Newport University. His cousin is former Old Dominion University star Nick Wright who helped lead Old Dominion to the CAA Championship in 2011. Has another cousin, Dyrell Roberts who was a record setting All State football player at Smithfield High School who went on to play four years as a wide receiver at Virginia Tech. He is currently an assistant football coach at Norfolk State University. He has another cousin, Willie Drew who entertained several DI offers before committing to James Madison University. Drew, a Smithfield High School senior has enjoyed a record breaking high school career as a quarterback and defensive back while also enjoying success in track and field.
High School Coach Evaluation:
Clint Wright Jr, has increased his basketball skill set and conditioning exponentially in the last year. He has gone from being focused on one aspect of the game, getting shots, to making teammates better and becoming a leader on an off the court. He pays close attention to detail with shooting, ball handling, passing and defensive positioning so when errors occur they are quickly corrected. He’s tougher than appearance; prior football play at running back has allowed collisions and physical aspects of basketball to be welcomed. He has focused solely on basketball the last two years while in the seven years prior he was switching surfaces per season. This makes me very optimistic about his ceiling now that academics and basketball are his only focus. Clint Wright Jr, will be significant to the success of the basketball program at Lakeland High School.
Coach Frank says:
The son of a coach and with successful athletes throughout his family expectations were high when I first watched Clint, Jr in action. Needless to say he surpassed my expectations and impressed with his great feel for the game, poise and strong leadership qualities for someone so young; not to mention the first game I watched he went 4-6 from beyond the arc showing off a smooth and disciplined shooting stroke and a quick release. Clint, Jr. oozes with confidence and plays well beyond his freshman years demonstrating great understanding of the game, sound skills and the ability to execute sets designed for him as the teams obvious top three point shooting threat and “go to” scorer. More noted for his ability to knock down the three pointer with very good consistency, among the top perimeter scoring threats in the 757, Clint also is a savvy playmaker with sound ball handling and passing skills. Off the ball Clint is always moving, understands how to use screens and catches the ball shot ready. He can hit the three or rip through or use a ball fake and hit the pull up jumper with good consistency. He is a very good floor general as he handles the ball well and owns the space between him and his defender allowing him to advance the ball and keep his eyes up the floor, pass ready. He has excellent vision, runs the offense and communicates. Literally is a coach on the floor. Clint is an exciting player, bright and skilled with great work ethic and competitiveness. He is without question one of the more mentally and fundamentally advanced players I’ve watched in his class in the state. Clint is going to be an exciting prospect college coaches at all levels should add to their watch list.