Gillette (Wyoming) JUCO guard DeJuan Wright committed to FIU this afternoon to become the first player to join new coach Isiah Thomas's team. Wright, who played at Ferris State last season, was the No. 7-ranked (rivals.com) high school player out of Michigan.
Wright, who is 6-4, averaged 18 points, 8 rebounds and 2 steals last year at Ferris.
"Isiah Thomas's name really speaks for itself," said Wright, via phone about an hour ago. "He's a great coach and it's honor to play for him at FIU next season."
Wright will don the blue and gold at FIU for the 2010-2011 season when he will be a junior.
PG said at the press conference that he had received more than 500 texts or e-mails from prospective student-athletes after they heard Thomas was hired. Wright is the first.