The last name Wright should ring a bell for those in the Middle Georgia area. Sharone Wright Jr. is the son of Macon, Ga native and former NBA lottery pick Sharone Wright Sr.
After being a virtually unknown player as a freshman at West Florence (SC), Wright Jr. turned himself into a HM D-1 prospect by the end of his sophomore year. He posted season averages of 14.8-points, 5-rebounds, 4-assists, and 2.4-steals. In addition, his continued maturation during the summer travel (Karolina Khaos) season has his name buzzing on the national scene. He is an agile long-armed defender that wreaks havoc on the defensive end. Given his measurables, athleticism, and unique skill set, the 6-foot-5, 175-pound point guard has drawn early comparisons to NBA greats, Anfernee Hardaway and Russell Westbrook. With a couple of inches left in him to grow, Wright Jr. enters his junior season as one of the more intriguing recruits in the country.
Currently, he holds offers from Auburn, Cal, Clemson, Kansas St., VCU & Wake Forest among others.
His running mate, Jalen Cameron is a low-major caliber prospect on the rise. He has been a model of consistency for the Knights in each of the past three seasons. Up to this point, the 6-foot-4 senior has posted career averages of 17.3 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game. He is a high riser that gets to the basket effortlessly and finishes strong through contact. Like Wright Jr., Cameron also raised his stock this summer with his exceptional play. As a result, his name has started to be heavily mentioned in Mid-Major circles entering the season.
Duquesne, South Carolina St., Towson & USC-Upstate have all offered the talented combo guard.
Cameron and Wright Jr. compliment one another perfectly. Both are two-way players that take pride in playing the game the right way. Look for this high-powered backcourt duo to lead the Knights on a deep playoff run in 2016-17.
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