2021 6’1 Jacobi Wright (Fort Mill Hs) has been making serious noise over the last year, first as a freshman averaging 15 ppg with York Prep, and on the EYBL circuit with Team CP3.
Rock Hill, South Carolina– Wright is widely considered the top point guard in the class of 2021 for the state of South Carolina, he is both a playmaker and capable scorer. Wright is at his best with the ball in hand where he can make decisions, Wright is a gifted passer he can anticipate plays at times, Wright is also a three level scorer.
Wright competed through a national schedule last season, he’s been battle tested countless times at an early age. The big stage doesn’t seem to bother Wright and he realizes he’s just scratching the surface on his young game, but local Acc school Clemson has already tabbed him on their radar.
Wright recently went on an unofficial visit to campus with his family and everyone seemed to come away impressed with the Tigers. I spoke with Wright’s mother Mikisha Wright yesterday about how everything went.
“The visit was a wonderful experience. The atmosphere was exciting and the staff made us feel at home.” Mrs Wright said.
“we were told they loved how he played as a true point guard and also his ability to create plays for himself and his teammates.”
The fact Clemson is already involved with the sophomore says a lot, and it really made a strong impression. Coach Brad Brownell and staff have been hot in North Carolina and now it seems the Tigers will look to retain some of their backyard talent. The state of South Carolina has always produced quality players, and the classes of 2021 and 2022 have legitimate star power.
“To be able to represent your hometown is always a big deal. We are honored that he (Jacobi), is on their radar and are looking forward to continuing to build a relationship with them.” Mrs Wright said.
Wright joins Fort Mill (14-9,6-2), this season from York Prep (24-5), and the Yellow Jackets return a big chunk of their roster from last years postseason team. The energy is big this season and Wright feels like he can assist this team in reaching the next level.
“After averaging 15 ppg as a Freshman against national competition last year he, (Jacobi), believes he can lead FMHS to a Regional Title and compete for a State Championship. In doing this he, (Jacobi), hopes to prove he is one of the best players in the state of SC regardless of class, giving him a chance to win SC Gatorade Player of the year.” Mrs Wright said.