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Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Marquis Wright, North Point guard, commits to Loyola (Md.)

North Point’s Marquis Wright guards Thomas Stone’s Brandon Stewart. (John McDonnell - The Washington Post)
North Point rising senior point guard Marquis Wright committed to Loyola (Md.) on Sunday night, ending the recruiting search for the reigning Southern Maryland Athletic Conference Player of the Year.

The 6-foot Wright made his decision after a visit to the school’s Baltimore campus last week, and had also been weighing an offer from Jacksonville.

He is the first North Point boys’ basketball player to commit to a Division I program since the Waldorf school opened in 2005.

“I thought it was a good fit for me,” Wright said. “It’s a good school.”

Wright averaged 13.0 points per game last season in leading North Point to its second consecutive Maryland 4A East title, and is an electric ballhandler and passer.

As a sophomore, Wright helped guide a veteran team to a perfect 27-0 record that included the Eagles’ first Maryland 4A championship.

“They’re getting one heck of a point guard,” North Point Coach Jimmy Ball said. “He’s picked up his scoring each year, but he’s taking what the defense gives him. He looks to give assists first.”

Behind Wright and rising senior forwards Naim Muhammad and Matt Bonds, North Point should be among the favorites in the SMAC and Maryland 4A again this season.

By Greg Schimmel  |  06:38 PM ET, 08/13/2012

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