Anyone who has read our blog over the past months certainly understands the ever-changing world of recruiting. Just a couple of days ago, we believed that Jordin Mayes, the 2010 PG from Westchester high school, was the top PG prospect for the coaching staff. However, it appears that there is a local recruit who has the attention of Coach Few and the rest of the staff.
The Slipper Still Fits would like to introduce everyone to Aaron Bright. The 2010 PG from Bellevue (WA) is the #74 ranked player in his class, and is tremendous prospects for the Zags. According to a recent article from Rivals, Gonzaga has recently been in touch with Bright.
"I have been hearing a lot from Stanford and I talked to Arizona yesterday," said Bright. "I have also talked with Gonzaga a lot lately. Tulsa was here last week and Cal and San Diego were at my game last tuesday."
Bright is a prospect that I have long had interest in. He is a tremendous scorer from the PG position, and has the athleticism to be an elite DI prospect. I love the following quote from the same Rivals article.
"I have been watching Mark Few at Gonzaga and I like that they are a run and gun team. I like Jeremy Pargo and I try to model my game after him. I like how they spread the ball and move it around."
At this point, Bright names Stanford, Arizona, and Gonzaga as his top 3. With this group, I love the Zags chances with Bright. I don't know his GPA or any of his test scores, but he needs to be an elite student to have any chance at Stanford. If you eliminate Stanford from the equation, that leaves Arizona and Gonzaga. Gonzaga is a elite, and local school for Bright. GU has a stable coaching staff, and runs an up tempo offense that fits Bright's game perfectly. If Gonzaga makes Aaron Bright a priority recruit, I would expect to see him as a member of the 2010 class.
Aaron Bright Link: