Chris Wright (basketball, born 1988)

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For the basketball player from Georgetown University, see Chris Wright (basketball, born 1989).
Chris Wright
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No. 33 – Maccabi Rishon LeZion
Position Forward
League Israeli Premier League
Personal information
Born (1988-09-30) September 30, 1988 (age 27)
Trotwood, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Trotwood-Madison (Trotwood, Ohio)
College Dayton (2007–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Pro career 2011–present
Career history
2011 Maine Red Claws (D-League)
2011–2012 Golden State Warriors
2012 Dakota Wizards (D-League)
2012–2014 Maine Red Claws (D-League)
2014 Milwaukee Bucks
2014–2015 Turów Zgorzelec (Poland)
2015–present Maccabi Rishon LeZion
Career highlights and awards
  • All-NBA D-League Second Team (2014)
  • NBA D-League All-Defensive Second Team (2014)
  • 2× NBA D-League All-Star (2013–2014)
  • All-NBA D-League Third Team (2013)
  • NBA D-League All-Defensive First Team (2013)
  • NIT champion (2010)
  • First-team All-Atlantic 10 (2010)
  • Second-team All-Atlantic 10 (2009)
  • Third-team All-Atlantic 10 (2011)
  • Atlantic 10 All-Freshman Team (2008)
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Chris Wright (born September 30, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who plays for Maccabi Rishon LeZion of the Israeli Basketball Premier League. He played college basketball at the University of Dayton and went undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft.[1] He has previously played in the NBA for the Golden State Warriors and Milwaukee Bucks.

High school and college[edit]

Wright attended Trotwood-Madison High School and, after graduating, chose to attend the nearby University of Dayton from 2007 to 2011. While at Dayton, Wright was considered the "greatest above-the-rim player" in Flyers history upon graduating in May 2011.[2] He holds school records for dunks and blocked shots in a career and was named to the all-Atlantic 10 team three times in his career, a first for a Dayton Flyer.[2]


2011–12 season[edit]

Wright went undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft and subsequently chose not to play outside of the United States during the 2011 NBA lockout. On November 3, 2011, he was selected with the 3rd overall pick by the Maine Red Claws in the 2011 NBA Development League Draft.[3] He appeared in four games with the Red Claws, averaging 17 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 31.3 minutes.

On December 10, 2011, Wright signed with the Golden State Warriors.[4] On April 26, 2012, Wright made his first and only start of the season in the last game of the season. In 46 minutes of action, he recorded 25 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks and 1 steal in a 101-107 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.[5] During his rookie season, Wright was assigned to the Dakota Wizards of the NBA D-League three times.[6][7][8]

2012–13 season[edit]

In July 2012, Wright joined the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors for the 2012 Las Vegas Summer League.[9] On September 21, 2012, Wright signed with the Raptors.[10] However, he was later waived by the Raptors on October 22, 2012.[11]

On November 1, 2012, Wright was re-acquired by the Maine Red Claws.[12] On February 4, 2013, Wright was named to the Futures All-Star roster for the 2013 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[13]

2013–14 season[edit]

In July 2013, Wright joined the Indiana Pacers for the Orlando Summer League and the Toronto Raptors for the Las Vegas Summer League.

On September 19, 2013, Wright signed with the Toronto Raptors.[14] However, he was later waived by the Raptors on October 26, 2013.[15] On October 31, 2013, he was re-acquired by the Maine Red Claws.[16] On February 3, 2014, Wright was named to the Futures All-Star roster for the 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[17]

On March 14, 2014, Wright signed a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.[18] On March 24, 2014, he was not offered a second 10-day contract after his first 10-day contract expired. The next day, he was re-acquired by the Red Claws.[19] On April 5, 2014, he signed another 10-day contract with the Bucks.[20] On April 15, 2014, he signed a multi-year deal with the Bucks.[21]

2014–15 season[edit]

In July 2014, Wright joined the Milwaukee Bucks for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On October 16, 2014, he was waived by the Bucks.[22] On October 26, 2014, he signed with Turów Zgorzelec of Poland.[23]

2015–16 season[edit]

On August 8, 2015, Wright signed with Maccabi Rishon LeZion of the Israeli Basketball Premier League.[24]

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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The Euroleague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season, he also played in domestic competition.


Regular season[edit]

2011–12 Golden State 24 1 7.8 .511 .000 .774 1.9 .2 .3 .5 2.9
2013–14 Milwaukee 8 0 15.8 .600 .000 .400 2.5 .6 .9 .6 6.0
Career 32 1 9.7 .550 .000 .652 2.0 .3 .4 .6 3.7


  1. ^ Harris, Doug (June 24, 2011). "UD’s Wright not giving up on NBA goal". Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Chris Wright begins NBA career today". December 25, 2011. Retrieved December 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ "RED CLAWS SELECT CHRIS WRIGHT IN FIRST ROUND". November 3, 2011. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Warriors Sign Free Agent Forwards Gary Flowers and Chris Wright". December 10, 2011. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Notebook: Spurs 107, Warriors 101". April 26, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ Warriors Assign Chris Wright To Dakota Wizards Of NBA Development League
  7. ^ Warriors Assign Chris Wright To Dakota Wizards Of NBA Development League
  8. ^ Warriors Assign Chris Wright To The Dakota Wizards Of NBA Development League
  9. ^ Chris Wright leaves Warriors for Raptors
  10. ^ Raptors Sign McNeal And Wright
  11. ^ Toronto Raptors waive Jerel McNeal and Chris Wright
  13. ^ 2013 NBA Development League All-Star Game Rosters Announced
  14. ^ Toronto Raptors sign Chris Wright, Carlos Morais, Julyan Stone
  15. ^ Toronto Raptors waive Carlos Morais and Chris Wright
  16. ^ Maine Red Claws Announce First 11 Players Invited to Training Camp
  17. ^ Eighth Annual NBA D-League All-Star Game Features 16 Players With NBA Experience
  18. ^ Bucks Sign Free-Agent Chris Wright
  19. ^ Chris Wright Reacquired by Red Claws
  20. ^ Bucks sign Chris Wright to 10-day contract
  21. ^ Bucks Sign Chris Wright
  22. ^ Bucks Request Waivers on Wright and Millsap
  23. ^ Former Bucks forward Chris Wright signs with PGE Turow Zgorzelec
  24. ^ Chris Wright signs with Maccabi Rishon LeZion

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