Tanisha Wright

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Tanisha Wright
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Wright with her off-season French team of Tarbes GB
WNBA's New York Liberty
Born (1988-09-22) September 22, 1988 (age 26)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight 165 lb (75 kg)
College Penn State
WNBA draft 12th overall, 2005
Seattle Storm
WNBA career 2005–present
Profile WNBA player profile
WNBA teams
Seattle Storm (2005–2014)
New York Liberty (2015–present)
Awards and honors
WNBA champion (2010)

Tanisha Lovely Wright (born November 29, 1983 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American women’s basketball player for the New York Liberty. She ranks 4th in school history in points scored with 1,995 points in 134 career games. She was drafted in the 2005 WNBA Draft by the Seattle Storm.

High school career[edit]

She attended the suburban Pittsburgh West Mifflin Area High School, where she played basketball and soccer. She led the team to the W.P.I.A.L (Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League) basketball district finals in her junior year. The team lost a close game 81-78 to Blackhawk High School in Triple Overtime. Tanisha fouled out in the beginning of the final overtime. She led the game with 51 points. She went on to lead her team to the next seasons finals once again against Blackhawk, where she led the team in a 63-53 victory. She went on to take her team to the state finals, where they lost a close game to Allentown Central Catholic high school 56-45. The team's record was 31-1, their only loss coming in the state finals.

College career[edit]

Seasons College
2001–2005 Penn State University

WNBA career[edit]

Seasons Team
2005–2014 Seattle Storm
2015–present New York Liberty

Wright helped the Seattle Storm win their second championship in 2010.[1]

On February 2, 2015 Wright signed as a free agent with the New York Liberty[2]

Overseas career[edit]

Seasons Team Country
2007–2008 Hapoel Tel Aviv B.C.  Israel
2008–2009 Tarbes GB  France
2010–2011 Elitzur Ramla  Israel


  1. ^ Voepel, Mechelle (16 September 2010). "Second title even sweeter for Storm". ESPN. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Liberty Sign Wright, Swords and Allen