Chris Wright (basketball, born 1989)

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For the basketball player from the University of Dayton, see Chris Wright (basketball, born 1988).
Chris Wright
Chris Wright.jpg
Chris Wright guards against the American University Eagles in 2007.
No. 9 – ASVEL Basket
Position Point guard
League French League
Personal information
Born (1989-11-04) November 4, 1989 (age 24)
Bowie, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school St. John's College
(Washington, D. C.)
College Georgetown (2007–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2012 Olin Edirne
2012–2013 Iowa Energy
2013 Dallas Mavericks
2013 Capitanes de Arecibo
2013–present ASVEL Basket
Career highlights and awards

Chris Wright (born November 4, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for ASVEL Basket of the French League. 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.

High school[edit]

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.[1] His high school team was St. John's College High School, and he was a Washington Post All-Met honoree from 2005–07.[2][3][4] 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,[citation needed] the WCAC. He was also named the Gatorade Washington, DC player of the year.[5]



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".[6] Despite this, he was able to play the first eleven games of the 2007–08 season, where he averaged 6.2 points a game.[7] 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.[8]


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.[9] 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).[10]

Professional career[edit]

On August 2011, Wright signed with Olin Edirne of the Turkish Basketball League.[11][12]

On October 1, 2012, Wright signed a non-guaranteed contract with the New Orleans Hornets.[13] He did not make the final roster.

As an affiliate player, Wright joined the Iowa Energy for 2012–13.[14]

On February 14, 2013, Wright was named to the Prospects All-Star roster for the 2013 NBA D-League All-Star Game as a replacement for Terrence Jones.[15]

On March 13, 2013, Wright signed a 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks.[16][17] Wright became the first known NBA player with multiple sclerosis.[18] He played three games for Dallas before his contract expired.[19] He then returned to the Iowa Energy. In April 2013, he signed with the Capitanes de Arecibo in Puerto Rico.[20]

On September 29, 2013, he signed a one-year deal with ASVEL Basket.[21]

NBA career statistics[edit]

  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

Regular season[edit]

2012–13 Dallas 3 0 1.3 .500 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .7
Career 3 0 1.3 .500 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .7


  1. ^ "McDonald's Game: Wright, Griffin Shine". and 220-03-27. Retrieved 2007-05-12. 
  2. ^ "WINTER 2005 ALL-MET". The Washington Post Company. 2005. 
  3. ^ "WINTER 2006 ALL-MET". The Washington Post Company. 2006. 
  4. ^ "WINTER 2007 ALL-MET (Boys' Basketball)". The Washington Post Company. 2007. 
  5. ^ "GATORADE BOYS' BASKETBALL POY: WASHINGTON D.C. – CHRIS WRIGHT". 2007-04-04. Retrieved 2007-05-12. 
  6. ^
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  8. ^ Tarik El-Bashir (2011-02-24). "Georgetown's Chris Wright has surgery, expected back for the NCAA tournament". Washington Post. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  9. ^ "Overall Statistics". Big East. 2011-02-24. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  10. ^
  11. ^ Olin Edirne signs rookie Chris Wright
  12. ^ Former Georgetown Guard Chris Wright Named Player of the Week
  13. ^ Hornets sign 3
  14. ^ Energy 2012 Training Camp Roster
  15. ^ Two Replacements Named for the 2013 NBA Development League All-Star Game
  16. ^ "Mavericks sign guard Chris Wright to 10-day contract". March 13, 2013. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Iowa's Chris Wright Signs with Dallas Mavericks as Year's 25th GATORADE Call-Up". March 13, 2013. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Mavericks sign Chris Wright to 10-day deal". March 13, 2013. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  19. ^ Chris Wright won't get 2nd deal
  20. ^ Capitanes signed Chris Wright and Justin Keenan
  21. ^ "ASVEL announced Chris Wright". Retrieved 29 September 2013. 

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