Bracey Wright

Bracey Arman Wright (born July 1, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the ČEZ Nymburk of the NBL and the Basketball Champions League.

Bracey Wright
Bracey Wright 2019 (cropped).jpg
Wright with Nymburk in 2019
Free agent
PositionShooting guard / Point guard
Personal information
Born (1984-07-01) July 1, 1984 (age 36)
Dallas, Texas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolThe Colony (The Colony, Texas)
CollegeIndiana (2002–2005)
NBA draft2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Playing career2005–present
Career history
20052007Minnesota Timberwolves
2005–2006Florida Flame
2007–2008Aris
2008–2009Joventut Badalona
2009Aris
2009–2010Oostende
2010–2011Paris-Levallois
2011Cedevita
2011–2012Zaragoza
2012–2013Cedevita
2013–2014Krasnye Krylia
2014–2015Hapoel Jerusalem
2015–2016Pınar Karşıyaka
2016–2017Acıbadem Üniversitesi
2017–2018Büyükçekmece
2018–2019ČEZ Nymburk
Career highlights and awards

Amateur careerEdit

Wright attended The Colony High School in The Colony, Texas. He was a high school teammate of future NBA guard Deron Williams. He was a 2002 McDonald's All American.[1] After being highly recruited out of high school, Wright played college basketball for the Indiana University Hoosiers from 2002–2004.

He scored 1,498 career points at Indiana and made 186 career three-pointers. Wright was named to the First Team All-Big Ten in 2004. As a junior, Wright led the Big Ten in scoring (18.3 points per game), while posting 25 or more points on seven occasions.[2]

College statisticsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 Indiana 30 30 33.6 .433 .375 .752 5.0 2.1 .8 .6 16.2
2003–04 Indiana 29 29 38.3 .374 .343 .789 5.4 2.4 .9 .5 18.5
2004–05 Indiana 26 26 35.3 .413 .329 .783 4.8 2.7 1.1 .6 18.3
Career 85 85 35.7 .405 .350 .776 5.1 2.4 .9 .6 17.6

Professional careerEdit

Wright left Indiana for the NBA after three seasons. He was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2005 NBA Draft. The Timberwolves assigned him to the Florida Flame of the D-League for the 2005-06 season. He spent one more year in Minnesota.

On July 31, 2007, he signed with the Greek club Aris. In 2010, Wright signed a deal with Belgian Base Oostende for the remainder of the season. He was signed in the off season by Paris-Levallois in the French Pro A League and found a role as the starting shooting guard and back up point guard. In January 2011, he signed with Cedevita in Croatia.[3] He was named to the All-EuroCup Second Team, and finished in 3rd place at the 2010–11 EuroCup Final 4 Championship with his team Cedevita.[4] Wright was also the Quarterfinals Game 2 MVP for the 2010–11 Eurocup Finals.[5] In July 2011, he signed with CAI Zaragoza in Spain.[6] He returned to KK Cedevita in July 2012.[7] In September 2013, he signed with Krasnye Krylia.[8]

In January 2014, Wright signed with Hapoel Jerusalem for the rest of the season.[9] In July 2014, he re-signed with Hapoel for three more years.[10] In the 2014–15 season, Wright averaged 13.9 points, along with 3.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists, in the 26 Israeli Super League games in which he played. In the 2015 Super League Finals, in which he faced off against Hapoel Eilat, he averaged 19 points per game, and was named the finals MVP.

On August 3, 2016, Wright signed with Acıbadem Üniversitesi.[11]

On July 4, 2017, Wright signed with Turkish club Büyükçekmece Basketbol.[12]

International careerEdit

Wright was a member of the gold-medal winning USA World Championship for Young Men Qualifying Team at the 2004 FIBA Americas World Championships.

Personal lifeEdit

Wright met his wife Missy in Dallas, Tx in 2007. They separated in 2013 and divorced in 2016. They have three children together, Bracey Jr, Bailey and Bella. Wright is the son of SMU basketball great Carl Wright. Wright has a great appreciation for the world of football (soccer) and is an avid member of the Juventus fan club. He is also known to enjoy cooking, fitness and reading. Wright now resides full-time in Europe.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Top 10 high school basketball teams that would have won a March Madness game - MaxPreps". MaxPreps.com. 2011-03-17. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  2. ^ "Wolves Select Indiana's Bracey Wright at 47 | Minnesota Timberwolves". Minnesota Timberwolves. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  3. ^ CEDEVITA signs scoring guard Wright Archived January 14, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "2014-15 - Welcome to 7DAYS EuroCup". www.eurocupbasketball.com. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  5. ^ "Quarterfinals Game 2 MVP: Bracey Wright, Cedevita". Welcome to 7DAYS EuroCup. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  6. ^ "CAI, arriva anche Bracey Wright". Sportando. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  7. ^ "Croatian Basketball, News, Teams, Scores, Stats, Standings, Awards - eurobasket News". www.eurobasket.com. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  8. ^ "Bracey Wright lands in Krasnie Krilya - Court Side Newspaper". Court Side Newspaper. 2013-09-16. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  9. ^ "HAPOEL JERUSALEM adds scorer Wright - Eurocup 2013-14 - Welcome to Eu…". archive.is. 2014-09-25. Archived from the original on 2014-09-25. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  10. ^ "Bracey Wright, Hapoel together until 2017". Welcome to EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  11. ^ "Basketball Champions League Basketball, Teams, Scores, Stats, News, Standings - eurobasket News". www.eurobasket.com. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  12. ^ "Büyükçekmece signs Bracey Wright". Sportando. Retrieved 2018-06-05.

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