|Fourth Recruit Inks With ASU|
|Jaguars bolster frontcourt with D.C., area prep product|
|Web Posted 5/24/10|
Ga. - Augusta State head men’s basketball coach Dip Metress announced Monday the fourth signee of the spring recruiting period.
Devon Wright-Nelson, a 6-6, 225-pound forward from Good Counsel High School in Olney, Md., recently signed a national letter-of-intent to join the Jaguar men’s basketball program beginning with the Fall, 2010 semester.
He averaged 11 points and eight rebounds per game and shot 79 percent from the free-throw line as a senior while helping lead the Falcons to a 17-11 overall record.
Wright-Nelson is one of three Falcons players to sign scholarships. Teammates Rodney Glasgow and Ben Hazel have committed to VMI and Princeton, respectively.
“Devon is left-handed and an inside-outside player who is physically ready to play at the college level,” Metress said. “We feel that Devon can have an immediate impact on our program. The Washington, D.C., area has been a very fertile ground for us at ASU. Devon is a product of the very competitive WCAC and he brings a great skill set to the Jaguar basketball program.”
Wright-Nelson is the fourth signee in the Jaguars’ 2010 recruiting class, joining guards Oneal Armstrong and Kyle Armour and forward Charles Robinson.
The Jags return five letterwinners from a nucleus that amassed a 110-23 record over the last four seasons. In 2009-10, ASU registered a 29-4 mark, captured the Peach Belt Conference regular-season championship, reached the Elite Eight for the third consecutive season and was ranked No. 1 in the nation on two separate occasions.