Luther Wright

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Luther Wright
Personal information
Born (1971-09-22) September 22, 1971 (age 45)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
Listed weight 270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school Elizabeth (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
College Seton Hall (1990–1993)
NBA draft 1993 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Playing career 1993–1994
Position Center
Number 44
Career history
1993–1994 Utah Jazz
Stats at

Luther A. Wright Jr. (born September 22, 1971) is a retired American professional basketball player, in the center position.

Basketball career[edit]

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.

Prior to the NBA, Wright played in college for Seton Hall University, and played high school ball at Elizabeth High School in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Personal problems[edit]

In January 1994, police found Wright at a highway rest area west of Salt Lake City, banging garbage cans and smashing in car windows.[1]

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.[2]


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