Former Owensboro Apollo basketball star Eli Wright announced Monday that he has committed to Mississippi State.
Wright — a 6-foot-4 shooting guard who will play his senior season at IMG Academy in Florida — was on a recruiting visit to Starkville when he made the announcement. Rivals.com ranks him as the No. 125 national prospect in the class of 2016.
He’s the second Owensboro native to commit to the Bulldogs this year, joining former Owensboro High standout Aric Holman, a class of 2015 recruit who chose Mississippi State in May.