Tuesday, September 05, 2006
First In Flight? That Ain't Wright!
Unlike Orville and Wilbur, Julian Wright may not be flying the coop as early as some of his peers. He has recently informed the KC Star and other sources that he plans to stay at least three years at KU, at which time he may be on track to graduate early. Wright has apparently already taken something like 48 hours of classes, between summer school in '05 and '06.
This is great news on all fronts. First, we have the most exciting KU player since--well, ever--committing at least into 2008. Second, our program is finally getting some pub for a star player's academic achievements, something we haven't had since the Jacque and Jerod era.
Is this all just talk? Will Julian cave next year when agents come calling? CBS Sportsline's Gary Parrish thought so, until he actually talked to Julian on the phone, at which point his cynicism melted away...
Parrish: "Julian Wright is my savior. He had me at hello."
Posted by DGL at 9:39 AM