Report: Indiana Contacts Former Dayton Signee McKinley Wright

Jordan Wells, Staff Writer
The Hoosier

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According to a report from ESPN's Jeff Borzello, Indiana and Archie Miller have reached out to a former Dayton signee following his release from the school.

Champlin (Minn.) Park point guard McKinley Wright received his release from the Flyers today, and Indiana, Butler, Baylor, Tennessee, Colorado are among the schools to reach out, according to a tweet from Borzello.

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A report on March 27 had indicated Wright had a spot at IU if he wanted it, but Miller went on the Dan Dakich Show after that news and said he hopes Wright stays at Dayton.

Now, however, it does seem the Hoosiers are interested in the three-star guard.

Wright averaged 22.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game this season for Champlin Park, leading them to a 31-1 overall record and a runner-up finish in the Class 4A state tournament, earning the state's Mr. Basketball honors in the process.

He took visits to Minnesota, Memphis and Xavier among others before originally signing with Dayton.

According to Marcus Fuller of The Star Tribune, Wright had a close relationship with Dayton assistant Tom Ostrom, who is expected to join Miller's staff in Bloomington.

2017 combo guard Al Durham is staying on board with the Hoosiers after initially asking for his release, and the Hoosiers are actively recruiting point guards in the 2018 cycle, including Lafayette (Ind.) McCutcheon three-star Rob Phinisee and Nashville (Tenn.) Brentwood Academy five-star Darius Garland.

Indiana also signed three guards in the 2016 cycle, including now rising sophomores Devonte Green, Curtis Jones and Grant Gelon.


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