Chris Wright (basketball, born 1989)

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Chris Wright
Chris Wright.jpg
Chris Wright of Georgetown guards against American University in 2007
No. 2 – Auxilium CUS Torino
Position Point guard
League Lega Basket Serie A
Personal information
Born (1989-11-04) November 4, 1989 (age 27)
Bowie, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school St. John's College
(Washington, D. C.)
College Georgetown (2007–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2012 Olin Edirne
2012–2013 Iowa Energy
2013 Dallas Mavericks
2013 Capitanes de Arecibo
2013–2014 ASVEL Basket
2014 Bakersfield Jam
2015 Victoria Libertas Pesaro
2015–2016 Hapoel Holon
2016 Pallacanestro Varese
2016–present Auxilium CUS Torino
Career highlights and awards

Chris Wright (born November 4, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for Auxilium CUS Torino of the Lega Basket Serie A. When he played for the Dallas Mavericks in 2013, he became the first known player in National Basketball Association (NBA) history to have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

High school career[edit]

Wright played for St. John's College High School and he was the first three-time Washington Post All-Met selection since Adrian Dantley starred at DeMatha Catholic High School from 1971–73.[1][2][3][4]

He scored 2,580 career points for St. John's, leaving as the all-time leader in points. Wright averaged 30.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 2006–07. He topped the 30-point mark 19 times and led the Cadets (24-9) to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title game where St. John's fell to Dematha.

Wright was a McDonald's All-American, won the three-point shooting contest at the McDonald's All-American Classic, played in the Jordan Brand Classic in New York, was named the Gatorade Washington, D.C. Player of the Year as a senior, and he averaged over 22 points in both his sophomore and junior seasons.[5] Considered a four-star recruit by, Wright was listed as the No. 8 point guard and the No. 55 player in the nation in 2007.[6]

College career[edit]


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".[7] Despite this, he was able to play the first eleven games of the 2007–08 season, where he averaged 6.2 points a game.[8] 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 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.[9]


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.[10] 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).[11]

Professional career[edit]

On August 2011, Wright signed with Olin Edirne of the Turkish Basketball League.[12][13]

On October 1, 2012, Wright signed a non-guaranteed contract with the New Orleans Hornets.[14] He did not make the final roster.

As an affiliate player, Wright joined the Iowa Energy for 2012–13.[15]

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.[16]

On March 13, 2013, Wright signed a 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks.[17][18] Wright became the first known NBA player with multiple sclerosis.[19] He played three games for Dallas before his contract expired.[20] He then returned to the Iowa Energy. In April 2013, he signed with the Capitanes de Arecibo in Puerto Rico.[21]

On September 29, 2013, he signed a one-year deal with ASVEL Basket.[22]

On October 31, 2014, Wright was reacquired by the Iowa Energy.[23] However, he was later waived by the Energy on November 14, 2014.[24] Five days later, he was acquired by the Bakersfield Jam.[25] On December 29, 2014, he was waived by the Jam after appearing in 14 games. On January 7, 2015, he signed with Victoria Libertas Pesaro of Italy for the rest of the 2014–15 Lega Basket Serie A season.[26]

On August 11, 2015, Wright signed with Hapoel Holon of Israel for the 2015–16 season.[27] On February 1, 2016, he left Holon and signed with Pallacanestro Varese of Italy for the rest of the 2015–16 Lega Basket Serie A season.[28]

On August 29, 2016, Wright inked a deal with Guaros de Lara of the Venezuelan Liga Profesional de Baloncesto,[29] but two days later, on September 1, 2016, he signed with Auxilium CUS Torino of Italy for the 2016–17 Lega Basket Serie A season.[30]

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 2012-03-27. 
  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. ^ Chris Wright Recruiting Profile
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  9. ^ Tarik El-Bashir (2011-02-24). "Georgetown's Chris Wright has surgery, expected back for the NCAA tournament". Washington Post. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  10. ^ "Overall Statistics". Big East Conference. 2011-02-24. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  11. ^
  12. ^ Olin Edirne signs rookie Chris Wright
  13. ^ Former Georgetown Guard Chris Wright Named Player of the Week
  14. ^ Hornets sign 3
  15. ^ Energy 2012 Training Camp Roster Archived 2012-11-17 at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ Two Replacements Named for the 2013 NBA Development League All-Star Game Archived 2016-06-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ "Mavericks sign guard Chris Wright to 10-day contract". March 13, 2013. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Iowa's Chris Wright Signs with Dallas Mavericks as Year's 25th GATORADE Call-Up". March 13, 2013. Archived from the original on April 13, 2016. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Mavericks sign Chris Wright to 10-day deal". March 13, 2013. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  20. ^ Chris Wright won't get 2nd deal
  21. ^ Capitanes signed Chris Wright and Justin Keenan
  22. ^ "ASVEL announced Chris Wright". Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  23. ^ IOWA ENERGY ANNOUNCE RETURNING, TRYOUT PLAYERS FOR 2014 TRAINING CAMP Archived 2014-11-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  24. ^ Iowa Energy Acquire Hassan Whiteside
  25. ^ Bakersfield Jam Acquire Chris Wright Off Waivers Archived 2015-01-31 at the Wayback Machine.
  26. ^ Victoria Libertas Pesaro lands Chris Wright
  27. ^ "Hapoel Holon announces Chris Wright". August 11, 2015. Retrieved August 11, 2015. 
  28. ^ "Chris Wright signs with Pallacanestro Varese". February 1, 2016. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  29. ^ Chris Wright inks with Guaros de Lara
  30. ^ "No more Telfair, Auxilium Cus Torino inks Chris Wright". September 1, 2016. Retrieved September 23, 2016. 

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