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DDN: Raiders poised for another year of prolific offense

AJ Braun

Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

Wright State coach Scott Nagy’s recruiting philosophy is to pursue natural scorers and then mold them into diligent defenders.

Changing how players are wired takes time, though. And despite Nagy’s prodding, the Raiders seldom get as many defensive stops in a game as he thinks they should.

But they never forget how to put the ball in the basket, and they get better as they go — mostly because they play in a system that gives them plenty of freedom.

“I’m not much for structure on the offensive end,” Nagy said.

That certainly has been paying off for the Raiders, who have been first or second in the Horizon League in scoring the last four years with averages of 79.9, 75.8, 82.0 and 80.6.

That trend should continue since they return two players with the eighth- and ninth-best averages in school history. Trey Calvin scored 20.3 per game last season and Tanner Holden 20.1 in 2021-22.