McKinley Wright, a 6-foot point guard in the class from 2017 from Champlin Park, Minn., will take an official visit to the University of Dayton this weekend.
According to multiple reports, Wright has cut his list of schools down to the University of Minnesota and Dayton. Earlier he was considering Xavier and Memphis. The Flyers have picked up verbal commitments from 6-4 guard Jordan Davis and 6-11 forward/center Jordan Pierce in recent weeks and have three scholarships open for 2017.
The Gophers are the hometown team for Wright because Champlin Park High School is about 20 minutes from Minnesota’s campus in Minneapolis.
Wright has already announced when he will make his decision: 5 p.m., Sept. 15, at his high school.
Rivals.com ranks Wright as a three-start recruit. Wright told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune Dayton has been recruiting him since his sophomore year.
“The first time I ever talked to them, they were on me pretty hard,” he said. “I talked with the players. They really want to win. Nobody on the team was ranked in the top 100 (as a recruit). But they just get the job done. When I was down there (for an unofficial visit in the summer), they were going 5-on-5 at 1 o’clock in the morning. That impressed me.”
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