Although Anthony Wright was not offered a scholarship for what would have been his fifth year at Michigan, the forward from Virginia will be playing college basketball next season at Toledo. Wright will officially transfer to Toledo when he finishes the spring semester at U-M, and he will be allowed to immediately play for the Rockets next season as long as he pursues a graduate program not offered at Michigan.â†µ
The Sterling, Va. native chose Toledo over Detroit after taking unofficial visits to both schools over the weekend. He will have one year of eligibility remaining.â†µ
“I just saw a better opportunity at Toledo,” Wright said. “I got a chance to look at both non-conference schedules. Toledo’s is a lot strong and it’s a transition team.â†µ
“I really want to impact the team in a positive way. Although it’s a one-year deal, if I impact it in a positive way, then I’ll definitely have my footprint on the program for a lot of years to come.”â†µ
Wright's career at Michigan was very up and down, especially once his playing time dropped significantly this past season. He will always be remembered for his great performance against Oklahoma in the NCAA tournament, though. Wright led the team in scoring and really kept Michigan in that game. Blake Griffin was just too much for the Wolverines to handle in the end, but Wright's clutch three-pointers gave Michigan a chance to hang around.