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Prospect Profile

Chris Wright

  • Full Name: Chris Wright
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-8 / 226
  • Birthdate: September 30, 1988
  • College: Dayton

Strengths:

  * Big-time athlete
  * Makes momentum-changing plays in transition
  * Hard worker
  * Can guard multiple positions

Weaknesses:

  * Perimeter shooting
  * Some scouts would like to see him rebound more
  * Needs to cash in more at the free-throw line, where he gets a ton of attempts
 

NBA projection:
Wright is a likely second-round pick and has a chance to make a roster because of his NBA-level athleticism.

2010-11 Season:
Wright became just the third Dayton player to earn All-A-10 recognition three times—Brian Roberts and Ryan Perryman were the others—when he was chosen All-A-10 third team. He led the Flyers in several statistics, including scoring, rebounding and blocked shots.

Key statistics:
13.2 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 1.8 apg, 2.8 tpg, 1.4 bpg, 28.9 mpg, .459 FG, .227 3PT, .600 FT

Cool statistic:
Wright, Dayton's all-time leader in blocked shots, had six rejections at La Salle this season, tying the school's single-game record. He also scored 27 points in that game, 21 in the second half.

Reminds me of:
Terrence Williams

What Insiders Say:
Former Dayton assistant coach Jon Borovich
"He's an absolute workhorse, whether it's in the weight room or sprints in practice. NBA scouts come to practice, and he wins every sprint. They talk about that. It's not just a sometimes thing, it's an all the time thing."

What Outsiders Say:
Richmond assistant coach Kevin McGeehan
"He's become more than just an athlete. He's more complete. As far as the next level, you're talking about a guy who physically you could see him guarding four  men. He has physical strength that is required to handle the battles down in there."

Chris Dortch is the editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.

 

Dayton
Season G MPG FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT RPG APG SPG BPG PTS AVG
2007-08 15 20.6 59 98 .602 37 46 .804 5.7 0.3 0.3 0.9 156 10.4
2008-09 35 26.1 166 347 .478 121 179 .676 6.6 0.9 0.9 1.3 464 13.3
2009-10 37 28.6 187 373 .501 125 185 .676 7.3 1.2 1.0 1.4 507 13.7
2010-11 36 28.8 179 390 .459 111 185 .600 8.4 1.8 0.8 1.4 474 13.2
Totals 123 27.0 591 1208 .490 394 595 .662 7.2 1.2 0.8 1.3 1601 13.0
Three-point field goals: 2007-08, 1-for-5 (.200); 2008-09, 11-for-44 (.250); 2009-10, 8-for-38 (.211); 2010-11, 5-for-22 (.227). Totals: 25-for-109 (.229).

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