Wright chooses new home in Pitt


Southern Wayne's Deandre Wright signed an intent to play for Coahoma Community College in Mississippi, but then a change in coaching staff changed his mind.

Wright said he decided to rescind his commitment to Coahoma when he saw the school experience a coaching change. Wright said he "just didn't feel that the coach was a fit for him."

Wright's heart turned toward Pitt Community College. The Bulldogs of Pitt made it all the way to the NJCAA National Tournament in Illinois last season. And this school is closer to home for Wright.

"I loved the campus, it was really beautiful and the impression I got from the team was that they were a brotherhood," Wright said. 

"I felt a strong connection with the coaches. They want dogs on the court and they want players who want to win. I felt like that's who I am so it seemed like the best fit for me," Wright added. 

Southern Wayne head coach Dwight Smith says he believes that Pitt was the right move for Wright. "Pitt plays an in-your-face type of defense and offensively, they play fast and that is Deandre's style of play to a tee," Smith said.

"I'm excited that he's going to Pitt because now his family will be able to see him more often than if he would have gone to Mississippi. Also, I'm just really glad he gets to continue to play the game that he loves," Smith added.

With the decision to stay local, Wright says he's looking forward to "just developing my game more and becoming a better player and person on-and-off the court."

"I know it's not going to be easy so I'm really preparing now for whatever they will throw at me. I'm so ready to join a talented team that plays good basketball," Wright added.


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