Birthplace: Flossmoor, IL
NBA Seasons: 4
The 6’8, 225 pound Wright was taken with the 13th overall pick by the Hornets in the 2007 draft. Wright could do it all on a basketball court. He could play above the rim, put the ball on the floor, find his teammates, and step out and hit long jumpers. Unfortunately, he came into the league just before “positionless” basketball became the norm in the NBA, so his NBA career only lasted four years.
After that, Wright went overseas, playing in Israel, Russia, Greece, Puerto Rico, Italy, Turkey, France, and Taiwan.
He’s shown perimeter skills wherever he’s gone, and is definitely capable of knocking down the three. He provides the speed and athleticism of a wing and the inside impact of a big. He led the Isreili league in rebounding in 2015, and was a Turkish league All-Star in 2017.