Zack Wright

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Zack Wright
Zack Wright.jpg
Wright with Spartak in 2013
No. 8 – JL Bourg
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeagueLNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1985-02-05) February 5, 1985 (age 34)
Austin, Texas
NationalityAmerican / Bosnian
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolEllison (Killeen, Texas)
College
NBA draft2007 / Undrafted
Playing career2007–present
Career history
2007–2008Braunschweig
2008–2009Élan Chalon
2009–2010Le Mans
2010–2011Limoges CSP
2011–2012Rethymno
2012Cibona Zagreb
2012–2013Spartak St. Petersburg
2013–2014Brose Baskets
2014Panathinaikos
2014–2015İstanbul BB
2015–2016Union Olimpija
2016Avtodor Saratov
2016–2017Monaco
2017–2018SIG Strasbourg
2018–presentJL Bourg
Career highlights and awards

Zackary "Zack" Wright (born February 5, 1985) is an American-born naturalized Bosnian-Herzrgovinian professional basketball player for Pro A team JL Bourg. He can play at both the point guard and shooting guard positions.

Professional career[edit]

Wright first team was SG Braunschweig of the German ProB. As a rookie pro, he led German Pro B in scoring (24.8) and steals (3.5).

This stint was followed by three seasons in the LNB Pro A in France: with Élan Chalon, Le Mans Sarthe, and Limoges CSP. Wright played at the French All-Star Game during the 2008–09 and 2010–11 seasons, and was named the slam dunk champion in the 2010–11 season.

In September 2011, he signed with Rethymno of the Greek League.[1] He left them in March 2012, and signed with Cibona Zagreb of Croatia for the rest of the season.[2] With Cibona he won the Croatian League

In July 2012, he signed a two-year deal with Spartak St. Petersburg of Russia.[3] He left them after one season and signed with German EuroLeague team Brose Baskets.[4] He left them in February 2014.[5] On February 21, 2014 he signed with the Greek powerhouse Panathinaikos for the rest of the 2013–14 season.[6]

In August 2014, Wright signed with İstanbul BB of Turkey for the 2014–15 season.[7] On August 31, 2015, he signed a one-year deal with Union Olimpija of Slovenia.[8] On March 3, 2016, he left Olimpija and signed with Avtodor Saratov of Russia for the rest of the season.[9]

On August 9, 2016, Wright signed with AS Monaco for the 2016–17 season.[10]

On July 14, 2017, Wright signed with SIG Strasbourg for the 2017–18 season.[11]

On September 14, 2018, he has signed with Pro A team JL Bourg. [12]

National team career[edit]

In 2012, Wright acquired Bosnian-Herzegovinian citizenship.[13] He played with the senior Bosnia and Herzegovina national basketball team at the EuroBasket 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rethymno bring in Zack Wright". Eurobasket.com. September 24, 2011. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  2. ^ "Wright in Cibona!". Eurobasket.com. March 16, 2012. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  3. ^ "Spartak St. Petersburg signs Wright". Eurocupbasketball.com. July 19, 2012. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  4. ^ "BROSE BASKETS makes Wright decision". Euroleague.net. August 1, 2013. Archived from the original on August 4, 2013. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  5. ^ "Brose Baskets trennen sich von Wright und Velickovic". Brosebaskets.de (in German). February 20, 2014. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  6. ^ "PANATHINAIKOS makes Wright move in backcourt". Euroleague.net. February 21, 2014. Archived from the original on March 4, 2014. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  7. ^ "Zack Wright pens with Istanbul B.B." Court-side.com. August 19, 2014. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  8. ^ "Zack Wright back in ABA League". Abaliga.com. August 31, 2015. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  9. ^ "Zack Wright signs with Avtodor". Sportando.com. March 4, 2016. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
  10. ^ "Zack Wright signe à Monaco". asmbasket.org (in French). August 9, 2016. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  11. ^ "Strasbourg lands Zack Wright". Eurohoops.net. July 14, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  12. ^ "Zack Wright s'engage officiellement avec la JL Bourg". BasketActu.com (in French). BasketActu.com. September 14, 2018. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  13. ^ "Amerikanac Zack Wright dobio državljanstvo BiH". basket.ba. Retrieved February 28, 2014.

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