Pastner had mentioned in late April that he was planning for Wright to stay in the draft, but acknowledged that the door was still open for him to come back. He joked that Wright would have a superb likelihood he might get his beginning job again if he had been to return.
In a Could 5 interview with the AJC, Wright said that he would be open to coming back and utilizing his further season of eligibility if the suggestions he obtained from NBA groups indicated he wasn’t going to get drafted. However Wright, who has signed with an company (Octagon) is now unquestionably transferring ahead. Pastner has mentioned that he’s assured that Wright shall be chosen with one of many 60 picks.
This does additionally make it a certainty that Tech’s probabilities of returning to the NCAA Event shall be harder. With out Wright, Pastner’s most skilled put up participant is ahead Rodney Howard, who performed 145 minutes for the Jackets this previous season. Pastner has been hoping to land an skilled put up participant out of the switch portal, however has to date been unsuccessful.
As for Wright’s two Yellow Jackets teammates who’re additionally pursuing the NBA, not a lot has modified with guards Jose Alvarado and Michael Devoe. Pastner mentioned that Alvarado is “going all in to be within the NBA draft,” however hasn’t made a closing keep/go choice.
“I believe loads’s happening to rely upon as soon as he begins doing exercises and what suggestions he will get,” Pastner mentioned.
As for whether or not it could be primarily based on whether or not he will get drafted, Pastner mentioned that “it’s not that black and white.”
Likewise, Devoe hasn’t knowledgeable Pastner of a call.