Chris Wright (basketball, born 1989)
Chris Wright guards against the American University Eagles in 2007.
|Capitanes de Arecibo|
November 4, 1989 |
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||St. John's College
(Washington, D. C.)
|NBA Draft||2011 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2011–present|
|2013–present||Capitanes de Arecibo|
|Career highlights and awards|
Chris Wright (born November 4, 1989) is an American professional basketball player. When he played for the Dallas Mavericks in 2013, he became the first known player in NBA history to have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Wright is originally from Bowie, Maryland. In 2007 he was a McDonalds All-American and had the opportunity to play in the Jordan Brand Classic. In the McDonalds All-American game he was crowned as the 3 point shooting champion. His high school team was St. John's College High School, and he was a Washington Post All-Met honoree from 2005–07. In 2007 he averaged 30 points per game while leading his team to a second place finish in one of the toughest high school basketball conferences in America, the WCAC. He was also named the Gatorade Washington, DC player of the year.
On September 27, 2007, it was announced that Wright had broken his ankle during a pick up game, and that he would miss the "early part of the season". Despite this, he was able to play the first eleven games of the 2007–08 season, where he averaged 6.2 points a game. Wright reinjured his ankle in December 2007, and missed the next eighteen games. On March 13, 2008 Wright made his first appearance since the injury, playing in the second round of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament against Villanova University, scoring six points.
On February 23, 2011, Chris Wright injured the third metacarpal bone in his left (non-shooting) hand and had surgery the following morning, forcing him to miss the final three regular season games of his senior career but leaving him eligible to return for the NCAA tournament.
In his senior season, Chris Wright was among the top 20 Big East players in points per game, free throw percentage, 3-point percentage, steals per game, assists per turnover, and assists per game. Wright's single-game career highs at Georgetown University are 34 points (12/23/09, v. Harvard), 12 assists (12/12/10, v. Appalachian St & 11/18 v. Coastal Carolina), and 7 rebounds (12/20/08, v. Mt. St. Mary's).
On March 13, 2013, Wright signed a 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks. Wright became the first known NBA player with multiple sclerosis. He played three games for Dallas before his contract expired. He then returned to the Iowa Energy. In April 2013, he signed with the Capitanes de Arecibo in Puerto Rico.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- "McDonald's Game: Wright, Griffin Shine". ScoutHoops.com and Scout.com. 220-03-27. Retrieved 2007-05-12.
- "WINTER 2005 ALL-MET". The Washington Post Company. 2005.
- "WINTER 2006 ALL-MET". The Washington Post Company. 2006.
- "WINTER 2007 ALL-MET (Boys' Basketball)". The Washington Post Company. 2007.
- "GATORADE BOYS’ BASKETBALL POY: WASHINGTON D.C. – CHRIS WRIGHT". risemag.com. 2007-04-04. Retrieved 2007-05-12.
- Tarik El-Bashir (2011-02-24). "Georgetown's Chris Wright has surgery, expected back for the NCAA tournament". Washington Post. Retrieved 2011-02-24.
- "Overall Statistics". Big East. 2011-02-24. Retrieved 2011-02-24.
- Olin Edirne signs rookie Chris Wright
- Former Georgetown Guard Chris Wright Named Eurobasket.com Player of the Week
- Hornets sign 3
- Energy 2012 Training Camp Roster
- Two Replacements Named for the 2013 NBA Development League All-Star Game
- "Mavericks sign guard Chris Wright to 10-day contract". InsideHoops.com. March 13, 2013. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
- "Iowa's Chris Wright Signs with Dallas Mavericks as Year's 25th GATORADE Call-Up". NBA.com. March 13, 2013. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
- "Mavericks sign Chris Wright to 10-day deal". ESPN.com. March 13, 2013. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
- Chris Wright won't get 2nd deal
- Capitanes signed Chris Wright and Justin Keenan