Archie Miller has been in charge at Indiana for less than a week, but it appears he may be making an impact on the roster quite soon.
With roster turnover in question for next year, Archie Miller has offered a roster spot to McKinley Wright. Wright is currently committed to Miller’s old program, Dayton.
According to Darren Wolfson of KSTP in Minneapolis, McKinley Wright told him "he has a spot at Indiana, if he wants."
According to Wolfson, Wright has not asked for a release from his national letter of intent. Wolfson states that Wright is interested in Dayton potentially hiring assistant coach Tom Ostrom.
Talked w/ Mr. Basketball @Ballislife_025. Said he has spot at Indiana, if he wants. #Gophers among those to touch base w/ 1 of his coaches. pic.twitter.com/SBjnjvDRYN— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) March 27, 2017
Wright expressed his thoughts on Archie Miller’s move to Indiana through twitter directly after it occurred.
what could've been... what should've been... lost for words— McKinley Wright IV (@Ballislife_025) March 25, 2017
On Tuesday, however, Archie Miller went on the Dan Dakich show to discuss some of his various goals with Indiana. With the potential roster spot on the table for Wright, Dakich appropriately asked about the possibility.
“McKinley Wright is obviously signed with Dayton,” said Miller. “He’s a fantastic player. Minnesota state player of the year, and I hope he goes to Dayton. He went to Dayton for the right reasons and I’ll probably leave it at that because my job isn’t to recruit him anywhere else.”
With Miller’s somewhat deflective statements, it will be interesting to see how things play out. Miller was certainly right about Wright being a fantastic player, as he was recently named Mr. Basketball in the state of Minnesota.
Congrats to @Ballislife_025 always Real Athletic Family #RA #Real Future is bright! pic.twitter.com/fWAchGToAx— Real Athletics (@RealAthletics) March 27, 2017
According to 247Sports, Mckinley Wright is the 224th best player in the class of 2017, and the 46th best point guard.
Along with Dayton and the potential spot at Indiana, Wright also has interest in possibly staying home to play for Minnesota.