NBA scouts checking in on Hofstra’s Justin Wright-Foreman

The Spurs, Timberwolves, Celtics, Wizards, Nets, Kings and Clippers have been through Hofstra to watch senior guard Justin Wright-Foreman.

“They love his scoring abiilty and how he has improved as a playmaker,” Hofstra assistant Mike Farrelly told ZAGSBLOG. “He’s one of the best in the country at making plays off ball screens.”

The 6-foot-2 Wright-Foreman was named the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week on Monday after he averaged 32 points, five assists and five rebounds per contest in leading Hofstra to a 1-1 week.

He went off for 37 points in a win over Cal State Fullerton, a team that advanced to the NCAA Tournament a season ago. He added a game-high six assists and five rebounds and fell just three points shy of tying the Mack Sports Complex scoring record.

Wright-Foreman followed that up by going for 27 points, five rebounds and four assists in an overtime loss at VCU. His 27 points led all scorers and he was tops on the Pride in assists as well.

This season he is averaging 27.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists per outing. He is the only player in the nation averaging at least 25 points, five rebounds and four assists per game.

The NBA scouts are also intrigued by 6-5 junior Eli Pemberton, Farrelly said, because he’s a ‘3-and-D’ guy who’s averaging 17.2 points and 5.7 rebounds while shooting 42 percent from deep.

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