Tanisha Wright

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Tanisha Wright
Tanisha Wright at 2 August 2015 game cropped.jpg
Wright at Madison Square Garden in 2015
Personal information
Born (1983-11-29) November 29, 1983 (age 34)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight 165 lb (75 kg)
Career information
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
Playing career 2005–present
Position Shooting guard
Career history
20052014 Seattle Storm
20152016 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[edit]

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.

College career[edit]

Seasons College
2001–2005 Penn State University

Penn State 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
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001-02 Penn State 35 355 45.4 10.5 78.2 4.0 2.8 1.8 0.6 10.1
2002-03 Penn State 35 560 50.7 25.0 76.2 5.4 4.0 2.6 0.5 16.0
2003-04 Penn State 34 502 48.3 25.0 83.2 4.7 4.1 1.7 0.3 14.8
2004-05 Penn State 30 578 41.4 20.0 80.3 4.5 3.6 1.9 0.4 19.3
Career Penn State 134 1995 46.3 20.0 79.5 4.6 3.6 2.0 0.5 14.9

WNBA career[edit]

Seasons Team
2005–2014 Seattle Storm
2015–present New York Liberty

Wright helped the Seattle Storm win their second championship in 2010.[2]

On February 2, 2015 Wright signed as a free agent with the New York Liberty[3]

In 2017, it was announced that Wright would be sitting out part of the 2017 WNBA season to rest.[4]

Overseas career[edit]

Seasons Team Country
2007–2008 Hapoel Tel Aviv B.C.  Israel
2008–2009 Tarbes GB  France
2009–2010 Lotos VBW Clima Gdynia  Poland
2010–2011 Elitzur Ramla  Israel
Abdullah Gul University Kayseri  Turkey


  1. ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 26 Sep 2015. 
  2. ^ Voepel, Mechelle (16 September 2010). "Second title even sweeter for Storm". ESPN. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Liberty Sign Wright, Swords and Allen
  4. ^ "WNBA: Wright to rest, will miss upcoming season". Swish Appeal. Retrieved 2017-08-30.