Thursday, November 17, 2005

Ryan Wright to Red-Shirt This Year?

By Bruin Basketball Report

Ryan Wright to Red-Shirt this year? Not if Ben Howland has anything to say about it.

Rumors rumbled through Westwood that freshman Ryan Wright might red shirt this year. Especially when he appeared to be sulking on the bench about not playing a single minute in the New Mexico St. game.

Ben Howland, in comments after the game, directly answered a question about this rumor and said "No, Ryan Wright will not redshirt this year".

Wright was a 6'8 highly regarded recruit from Ontario, Canada and had played well during the two exhibition games before not playing on Wednesday.

Howland regards Wright more as a "five"(center); and thus barring injuries he will be competing for minutes with seniors Michael Fey and Ryan Hollins, and sophomore Lorenzo Mata this year.



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