Princeton Scores Big with Wright

New England Recruiting Report | Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Ethan Wright 2018

Newton North High School and New England Playaz guard Ethan Wright made a verbal commitment to Princeton on Saturday.

Wright has put together consecutive huge seasons, first by establishing himself as one of the best players in the MIAA and then by emerging against top national competition on the Adidas Gauntlet.

What makes Wright special is his combination of backcourt tools. He's been exceptionally well coached, learning under both Paul Connolly as well as John Carroll, and has developed an outstanding feel for the game as a result. Add to that his perimeter size, athleticism, and skill set and you've got someone who both knows how to play and is capable of scoring the ball at all three levels. He shoots it from long range as well as he pulls up off the dribble and can also rise up to finish explosively above the rim.

Wright's recruitment was on a sharp incline at the time of his commitment as his play this summer had pushed his list of offers to the Atlantic 10 level with programs from the highest levels expressing interest.

Instead, he opted to commit to one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the entire country and also the defending Ivy League champions. Wright adds to what has already been a terrific 2018 recruiting class for Princeton as he joins 6-foot-3 point guard Jaelin Llewellyn, a Canadian native who plays for The Episcopal School in Virginia, who spurned several high-major offers to commit to the Tigers. Together, Llewellyn and Wright have the potential to develop into one of the best backcourts in the Ivy League.

Below are some of Wright's highlights from his junior season care of LW Productions.