Missouri lands Four Star Prospect Namon Wright

Missouri's 2014 class looks very good on paper, especially with the addition of Namon Wright shown above, to the program.

Missouri’s men’s basketball team picked up a verbal commitment from Pacific Hills out of Los Angeles, guard Namon Wright. He pledged a verbal commitment to the Missouri basketball team while in town on a recruiting visit, he confirmed today. Wright, a 6’4, 175 lb shooting guard, is a four star talent and ranked No. 87 overall in the class of 2014 by Rivals. Wright becomes the second commitment for the Tigers’ 2014 class, joining Effingham County (Springfield, Georgia) power forward Jakeenan Gant a four star recruit who is ranked No. 47 in the nation by Rivals. Back in June, another Los Angeles shooting guard, Chris Sandifer committed to Missouri, but now he apparently has reopened his recruitment. 


Residing from the hometown of Los Angeles, California, Wright has improved as much as any young prospect in Southern California. He has bounced around schools early and often in his young career, but it appears he has settled in at Pacific Hills and that will only improve his game. Wright is a willowy wing-type with long arms and a frame that can add some definite good weight in the future. He has that quintessential Division I frame with excellent length (long arms/big hands) and he utilizes it well while slithering to the rim. His jump shot is feathery out to the 3-point line and his mid-range game is evolving. Wright also had offers from Arizona State, Florida State, Gonzaga, Oregon, Southern California, New Mexico State, Utah, Arizona, UCLA and UTEP, according to various recruiting services.

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Eric Sondheimer