Brent Wright

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Brent Wright
Free agent
PositionPower forward
Personal information
Born (1978-05-06) May 6, 1978 (age 41)
Miami, Florida
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight236 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolMiami Senior (Miami, Florida)
CollegeFlorida (1997−2001)
NBA draft2001 / Undrafted
Playing career2001–present
Career history
2001–2002Greenville Groove
2002Celana Basket Bergamo
2002–2003Maccabi Haifa
2003–2004Plannja Basket
2004–2005BK Ventspils
2005–2006BC Oostende
2006–2007Cibona Zagreb
2007–2008Ural Great Perm
2008–2009BC Kyiv
2009Cibona Zagreb
2010Zob Ahan Esfahan
2010–2011Spirou Charleroi
2011–2014BC Oostende
Career highlights and awards

Brindley Lambert Wright (born May 6, 1978) is an American professional basketball player who last played for BC Oostende.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Wright did not play organized basketball until 1993-94. He was a Top-35 recruit in the country coming out of Miami Senior High School.[2]

He played college basketball at the University of Florida from 1997 to 2001.[3] Wright played for Gators team that made NCAA Tournament three straight times. He was part of Florida Gators team that made 2000 NCAA Final Four.

He sued Nike[4] after his Nike Maxair shoe ripped open during a game against Mississippi on February 21, 2001. The suit claimed the defected shoe caused permanent damage to Wright's right foot limiting his earning capacity as a professional basketball player.[5]

Brent made a name in Europe playing with Latvian team BK Ventspils when he was named ULEB Cup regular season MVP in 2005[6] and helped his team to make quarterfinals of that competition. He also helped Ventspils to win Latvian championship. During the season in Ventspils there were talks about Wright seeking Latvian citizenship and playing for Latvian National Team,[7] but plans never materialized.

He also enjoyed success in next seasons as he won championships in other countries and played in the Euroleague.[8]

Personal[edit]

He has 18 brothers and sisters.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thisisbasketball.eu profile". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
  2. ^ Jacksonville.com: **UF Football** Florida's star freshman on a tear since injury, 01/09/98
  3. ^ Florida Gators bio
  4. ^ Sneaker-blowout lawsuit makes player an underdog against Nike
  5. ^ Wright files suit against Nike
  6. ^ Euroleague.net biography
  7. ^ Former Florida basketball player seeking Latvian citizenship, spot on national team
  8. ^ Spirou Charleroi re-signs Wright
  9. ^ Sports of The Times; Youth Is Not Wasted At Confident Florida

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