Manual guard Wright commits to Lady Toppers

LeAsia Wright

Jordan Wells

Louisville Dupont Manual High School senior LeAsia Wright scored 21 points in March in Diddle Arena, leading her team past Marion County High School in the KHSAA Girls’ State Championship Game.

While that game ended her high school career in Diddle Arena, it won’t be the last time she plays there, as she committed to play in college for the Lady Toppers.

The 5-foot-8 guard announced her commitment on April 16, taking to social media to share the news.  

“I committed to wku im officially a lady topper!!” she tweeted from her Twitter handle, @uLFT_imWRIGHT23

Wright picked WKU over Austin Peay.

“I think it’s a fantastic fit,” Manual coach Stacy Pendleton told the Louisville Courier-Journal. “With the new staff and new enthusiasm, to be able to bring in a guard that will be able to help them right away is a great pickup. I’m happy for them and for (Wright).”

Wright averaged 9.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.4 assists a game her senior season.

Wright becomes the eighth guard to join new coach Michelle-Clark Heard’s roster, including returning players and three other WKU signees, junior college transfer Bianca McGee, Green County High School senior Micah Jones and Jeffersonville (Ind.) High School senior Jalynn McClain.