Posted: Apr 10, 2014 5:30 PM by Thomas Bradbury, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer
Updated: Apr 17, 2014 3:20 PM
COLUMBIA - A future Missouri Tiger received an honor Thursday. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard Namon Wright has been named a 2014 All-American by BallIsLife.com.
He will compete in the publication's annual All-Star game on May 3 at Long Beach City College.
Wright had an impressive year at Pacific Hills high school in California. He averaged 24.2 points, 9.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.4 steals per game. All of this was on his way to being named his league's MVP.
He's currently ranked as the 68th best player nationally in the 2014 class by the 247 sports composite rankings.
Wright could contribute early at guard next season alongside Baylor transfer Deuce Bello, and Wes Clark.
He chose to come to the University of Missouri over scholarship offers from top programs like Arizona, Gonzaga and UCLA.
Missouri's 2014 recruiting class features Namon Wright, New York Junior College transfer Kevin Punter Jr. and Georgia's Mr. Basketball award winner Jakeenan Gant.