An early entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft.
Career Highlights: Named First Team All-Big 10 by the media as a junior. Finished collegiate career as Indiana’s 15th all-time leading scorer with 1,498 points. Also ranks tied for third in career three-point field goals made with 186. Was a member of the gold-medal winning USA World Championship for Young Men Qualifying Team at the 2004 FIBA Americas World Championships and the gold medal-winning Team USA squad at the 2002 Global Games held in Dallas, Texas.
Junior (2004-05): Led the Big 10 in scoring (18.3 ppg), the first Indiana player to accomplish the feat since A.J. Guyton in 2000. Missed three games due to an ankle injury. Scored 25 or more points on seven different occasions. Posted season-high 32 points on 9-for-14 shooting vs. Michigan State. Tied a career-high with six three-point field goals made and scored 31 points vs. Kentucky. Led team with 30 points vs. Wisconsin. Tallied 28 points and six rebounds at Connecticut. Scored 18 points vs. North Carolina. Registered 17 points vs. Vanderbilt in the post-season NIT.
Sophomore (2003-04): Ranked third in the Big 10 in scoring (18.5 ppg). Scored 20 or more points 12 times, including a career-high 39 point performance at North Texas. Sank six threes on his way to 23 points vs. Kentucky. Recorded 27 points at Wake Forest. Led team with 28 points vs. Wake Forest. Tallied 27 points, seven rebounds, and three assists vs. Xavier. Shot 10-for-11 from the free throw line on his way to 28 points at Ohio State. Scored 18 points and grabbed career-high 11 rebounds at Vanderbilt. Earned Second Team All-Big 10 honors.
Freshman (2002-03): Averaged 16.2 points and 5.0 rebounds. Missed four games due to a back injury. Set a school single-season record with 66 three-point field goals made. Scored in double figures in 14 consecutive games, a team record for a freshman. Registered season-high 31 points twice, vs. Vanderbilt and at Ball State. Compiled 19 points, seven rebounds, and six assists vs. Maryland. Posted a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double at Temple. Averaged 15.7 points, six rebounds, and two assists on his way to MVP honors at the EA Sports Maui Invitational. Led team with 17 points vs. Alabama in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Strengths: Smooth outside shooter who also has the ability to create off the dribble and finish at the rim. Long arms and quickness make him a tough defender.
Personal: Majored in general studies. Father, Carl Wright, played collegiately at Southern Methodist.