Former Michigan forward Anthony Wright transferring to Toledo
It appears former Michigan basketball forward Anthony Wright is going to end up playing Division I basketball next season after all.
It’ll just be at Toledo instead of Michigan.
The Sterling, Va. native chose Toledo over Detroit after taking unofficial visits to both schools over the weekend. He will have one year of eligibility remaining.
“I just saw a better opportunity at Toledo,” Wright said. “I got a chance to look at both non-conference schedules. Toledo’s is a lot strong and it’s a transition team.
“I really want to impact the team in a positive way. Although it’s a one-year deal, if I impact it in a positive way, then I’ll definitely have my footprint on the program for a lot of years to come.”
Before he can officially make the transition, he must first finish up his spring semester classes at Michigan. Although he walked at graduation, he still has seven credits remaining.
At Toledo, he said he must also pursue a graduate degree program in a major not offered by Michigan.
Wright, who averaged 3.2 points and 2.1 rebounds in three years playing at Michigan, was not extended a scholarship for his fifth year by Michigan.
Toledo went 4-28 last season and fired second-year coach Gene Cross. It replaced him with former Green Bay coach Tod Kowalczyk.
"I felt good about it, just walking around campus, driving around campus, walking through the facility," Wright said. "They actually used the gym as graduation today so I got to see some random high schoolers throw their hats in the air.
"The arena is ridiculous, crazy. It's better than any Big Ten gym I played in. Period. It's up there."