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Wright at Madison Square Garden in 2015
November 29, 1983 |
Brooklyn, New York
|Listed height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Listed weight||165 lb (75 kg)|
|High school||West Mifflin
(West Mifflin, Pennsylvania)
|College||Penn State (2001–2005)|
|WNBA draft||2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall|
|Selected by the Seattle Storm|
|2015–2016||New York Liberty|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at WNBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Tanisha Lovely Wright (born November 29, 1983) is an American basketball player who last played for the New York Liberty of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She ranks 4th in school history in points scored with 1,995 points in 134 career games. She was drafted in the 2005 WNBA Draft by the Seattle Storm.
High school career
Born in Brooklyn, New York, she attended the suburban Pittsburgh West Mifflin Area High School, where she played basketball and soccer. She led the team to the W.P.I.A.L (Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League) basketball district finals in her junior year. The team lost a close game 81-78 to Blackhawk High School in Triple Overtime. Tanisha fouled out in the beginning of the final overtime. She led the game with 51 points. She went on to lead her team to the next seasons finals once again against Blackhawk, where she led the team in a 63-53 victory. She went on to take her team to the state finals, where they lost a close game to Allentown Central Catholic high school 56-45. The team's record was 31-1, their only loss coming in the state finals.
|2001–2005||Penn State University|
Penn State statistics
|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|
|2015–present||New York Liberty|
|2007–2008||Hapoel Tel Aviv B.C.||Israel|
|2009–2010||Lotos VBW Clima Gdynia||Poland|
|Abdullah Gul University Kayseri||Turkey|
- "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 26 Sep 2015.
- Voepel, Mechelle (16 September 2010). "Second title even sweeter for Storm". ESPN. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
- Liberty Sign Wright, Swords and Allen
- "WNBA: Wright to rest, will miss upcoming season". Swish Appeal. Retrieved 2017-08-30.