Former Hoya Chris Wright Continues Professional Dream in NBA D-League

Chris Wright

Jan. 9, 2013

WASHINGTON - Former Georgetown University men's basketball player Chris Wright (C'12) has continued to live his dream of playing professionally, and tackled obstacles along the way.

After going unselected in the 2011 National Basketball Association Draft, Wright took his talents to Turkey and was thriving there in his first season. In late March 2012, however, Wright was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis - M.S. - a disease that attacks the central nervous system and, at worst, can cause complete or partial paralysis.

Wright has continued his playing career this season with the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League. In 15 games, all starts, he is averaging 15.0 points, 7.6 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game.

For more on Wright, click on this link - http://www.nba.com/dleague/news/ball_bounces_for_wright_2013_01_08.html - to read the excellent piece on the former Hoya guard written by Anthony Olivia of NBA.com (@TonyTalksHoops).

Wright earned All-BIG EAST honors for the first time in his career after one of his best seasons on the Hilltop as a senior in 2010-11, when he helped guide the team to a 21-11 record and to the NCAA Tournament. The 6-1 guard ranked second on the team with 12.9 points per game and led the squad with 5.27 assists, which ranks third in the BIG EAST. He scored in double figures 18 times, including five games with at least 20 points. Wright handed out a career-high 12 assists twice.

Wright became the 42nd player in Georgetown history to score 1,000 points earlier this year and ranks No. 19 overall with 1,363 points. He also ranks sixth all-time with 442 assists and is one of only seven players in school history to hand out at least 400.

The Hoyas are back in action this weekend, traveling to New York for a game against St. John's on Saturday, Jan. 12. Tipoff at Madison Square Garden is slated for 11 a.m. The game will be shown live on ESPN2 and can be heard locally on ESPN 980 AM.

 

 

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