The state of North Carolina is blessed with an overabundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want to take a closer look at 5’10 Deandre Wright of Southern Wayne High School in Dudley, North Carolina, and is someone that we strongly feel is a college-worthy player.


Just outside of Goldsboro, Wright has been laying the groundwork for his high school career throughout these last few years. He’s slightly undersized, but truly understands how to dictate the action and make plays on both ends of the floor. Wright is a capable penetrator and finisher with either hand, but he certainly prefers to pull-up around the elbows if possible. He’s quite problematic in transition, given his quickness and overall acceleration abilities, which allows him to zoom past the competition on a frequent basis. Wright possesses a nice, strong frame for his size and utilizes his body well to absorb contact when penetrating. He maintains a solid IQ and great level of intensity on both sides of the ball and never takes a possession off.

We spoke to Wright’s high school coach, Dwight Smith, and he stated, “Deandre is a 5-foot-10 point guard that knows how to control the offense and adds a tremendous boost on defense.  He can hit perimeter shots with ease and get to the basketball when needed.  He is an excellent on-ball defender that cause problems for his assignment.”Wright has developed into a leader at Southern Wayne while consistently getting better and elevating all facets of his game. His continued recruitment should be interesting, as he’ll prove himself worthy of advancing and contributing at the next level.


Be sure to check out our entire list of unsigned seniors