Jake Wright was a four-year starter at Oneida before signing with Berry College. (Independent Herald file photo)
Jake Wright was a four-year starter at Oneida before signing with Berry College. (Independent Herald file photo)

KNOXVILLE β€” Former Oneida High School standout Jake Wright will be playing a little extra basketball this summer as part of the Rocky Top League.

Billed as the top prep talent in East Tennessee, the Rocky Top League combines University of Tennessee signees, current players and former players with other players from the East Tennessee area.

In its eighth season, the Rocky Top League will be played at Knox Catholic. The first games began Monday, and games will continue through July 2. Admission is free.

Wright, who will enter his junior season at Berry College in Georgia later this season, was selected as part of the team sponsored by the Knoxville News Sentinel. His teammates will include Boo Jackson, a Pittsburgh, Penn., native who played at Eastern Michigan before being signed to several different NBA D-League teams and later playing in the CBA.

Also a part of the Knoxville News Sentinel team are former Tennessee players Cameron Tatum and Kenny Hall.

Wright started a handful of games at Berry College as a true freshman. He missed the first part of the 2013-2014 season with an injury, then later underwent season-ending knee surgery that forced him to miss the bulk of the season.

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