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Coming to America 6’8″ Sharp Shooting Small Forward Clay Wright!
Today we spotlight 6’8″ Shooting Guard Clay Wright from the United Kingdom. A very talented hard working future College prospect that spends the winters in Minnesota visiting family and training with some of the best trainers in Minnesota. Minnesota is not just know for being a Hockey state, that myth has changed and now in the eyes of the country, Minnesota is producing some of the country’s best talent that is performing well at the next level in College as well as the pros.
We caught up with Clay and asked him some questions about his journey to America and his goals of playing against some of the best young talent in America and his quest to play Division one basketball. It will be a big change and adjustment period as he prepares for the speed and physicality of the game.
We have had the luxury of training Clay through our Student Athletes 1st Basketball Academy. As we evaluate Clay Wright as a future College prospect, he has the measurables and the ability and the work ethic to play high level College basketball in America.
Get to know 6’8″ Shooting Guard Clay Wright in this player Q & A
1. Q. Full Name: and what Nickname or Name do you like to go by?
2. Q. What are you most looking forward to this season?
A. Giving 100% and making life long memories that I can look back on and say “I did that”
3. Q. Who inspired you as a young athlete?
A. Steph curry and his ability to shoot the basketball. And my dad who also gave me 100%
4. Q. What one word describes you?
5. Q. What do you give up to play sports?
A. My family as they are back in the United Kingdom.
6. Q. What is your favorite place to compete?
A. Between the lines.. anywhere!
7. Q. Do you think attitude is a factor in winning?
A. Yes I believe that mindset and mental preparation is almost everything when it comes to winning.
8. Q. How does being an athlete inspire you to do good?
A. Being an athlete inspires me to be the best I can be as I understand that I am blessed to be in a position to create opportunities.
9. Q. How does athletics make you a better student or teammate?
A. I’m not a really vocal personality in general but by communicating with teammates on the court it allows me to challenge myself in the classroom and have an inquisitive mindset to ask questions and learn how to better myself.
10. Q. Whats the best part of your game?
A. I can shoot the ball extremely well in any circumstances.
11. Q What would like to improve on as a player?
A. I really want to be able to shut down the other teams greatest scoring threat and be an outstanding defender.
12. Q. What schools are currently recruiting or showing interest in you?
A. We have had some communication with St Thomas a couple of weeks ago.
13. Q. Being a young Student Athlete in this state of Minnesota, Do you feel pressure to be perfect?
A. There is pressure to be perfect. My mindset is that I trust the process and try to enjoy the game and not “try” to be perfect all of the time.
14. Q. What would you like College Coaches to know about you?
A. I want to learn. I am commited to hard work both in and outside of the classroom.