Ryan Wright, 6’6″, 215, Freshman

I walked into the gym the other day and did a double take as I saw a face that I was not seenC__Users_Mel_AppData_Local_Packages_microsoft.microsoftskydrive_8wekyb3d8bbwe_LocalState_fc_895C.jpg for awhile;  Ryan Wright, a 6-foot-6 high flyer was the No. 13 ranked prep in California heading into his senior season(2011-12) according to Cal High Sports.  Wright was one of the most heavily recruited athletes in the Antelope Valley as he averaged 16 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.3 steals, 1.8 assists and 1.6 blocks per game in his senior season. As a junior, he averaged 20 points, 12.4 rebounds, 3.3 blocks and 2.5 steals.

Much to the surprise of a large number of people,  Ryan chose D-2 Chico State over Cal State Northridge and Northern Arizona, among others(Antelope Valley Press.)    As a four-year varsity starter at Palmdale High School, Wright earned four straight First Team All-League honors, two team Most Valuable Player awards, and was named the league’s co-MVP following his junior season.

As can occur, Ryan and Chico State did not click together and he spent a red shirt year at Chico State and decided to join the elite JUCO basketball program, Antelope Valley College known for placing players with D-1 scholarships. 

I noticed positive changes in Wright from his high school years. 

  • He has gained at least 10 pounds of muscle in the weight room.
  • He has improved his mid-range shooting.
  • His ball handling has improved along with his passing skills.
  • He diving the floor for loose balls. 

AVC should be an outstanding choice for Ryan.   He will continue to improve his shooting and ball handling skills and add strength, size and athleticism in the paint for AVC. 

Gonna have to add a additional chairs for the coaches recruiting at AVC this year. 

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