September 22, 1971 |
Jersey City, New Jersey
|Listed height||7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)|
|Listed weight||270 lb (122 kg)|
|High school||Elizabeth (Elizabeth, New Jersey)|
|College||Seton Hall (1990–1993)|
|NBA draft||1993 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall|
|Selected by the Utah Jazz|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Wright was selected by the Utah Jazz in the 1st round (18th overall) of the 1993 NBA Draft. In his National Basketball Association career, however, he played one year, averaging 1.3 points in 15 games during the 1993–94 season.
After the season with Jazz finished, he entered a mental institution. Still during his NBA stint, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and left the team. In 1996, he was released from a psychiatric hospital after a 30-day admission. Under his contract agreement with the Jazz, Wright was to be paid US$153,000 per year for 25 full years.
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