Wright commits to Virginia Union

Published 7:32 pm Saturday, May 6, 2017

King’s Fork High School senior Raemaad Wright has committed to play college basketball at Virginia Union University.

Participants prepare for the Amazing Peanut Chase in July 2016, an event sponsored by the Suffolk Public Library. The library won a statewide award for the event as well as for its coding program, a cooperative effort with Suffolk Public Schools.
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Bulldog senior went through the recruiting process but ultimately knew from the start VUU was a place he could see himself.

“They have a great history there,” he said. “They seem to be successful at putting players in position to continue playing basketball after college. The coaches are great, and I feel I can get better under their program.”

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His family will be able to come see him play, since he will be so close to home.

“My family and little brother, who will probably miss me the most, will be close to me,” he said. “It’s a great environment to go to school and play basketball, especially with everyone being able to come see me play.”

Wright knew exactly what he was looking for in a school, and VUU checked everything off of his list. He had interest from other schools, such as Allen University, Bluefield College, Bryant and Stratton and Livingstone College.

Everyone around Wright wanted him to go to VUU as well, but he ultimately made the decision himself. In his first year, he has plans to become a key role player but also to do whatever he can to help the team win. Off the court, he wants to maintain his classes and remain in good academic standing. He has plans to major in electrical engineering.

In his senior year, Wright was a first team all-conference selection and second team 4A East all-region selection. He was a part of a King’s Fork team that finished second in Conference 17. He also spent time on the football field for the Bulldogs as well.

VUU went 22-8 this year.