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Prospect Profile:
Rashad Wright
Selected with No. 59 overall pick by Indiana Pacers

Full Name: Rashad Ralphil Wright
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-2 (1.88 m) / 190 (86.2 kg)
Birthdate: March 17, 1982 (Statesboro, Ga.)
High School: Statesboro HS (Statesboro, Ga.)
College: Georgia
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Georgia
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2000-01 31 22 49 141 .348 34 67 .507 15 47 .319 92 103 26 7 147 4.70
2001-02 32 32 94 215 .437 81 105 .771 21 75 .280 77 153 54 8 290 9.10
2002-03 27 27 66 181 .365 59 82 .720 19 67 .284 71 149 35 11 210 7.80
2003-04 26 26 118 277 .426 77 112 .688 67 169 .396 78 75 50 13 371 14.3
Totals 116 107 327 814 .402 251 366 .686 122 358 .341 318 480 165 39 1018 8.80

Career Highlights: Played in 82 percent of a possible 4,760 minutes during his tenure at Georgia. Named SEC Defensive Player of the Year by the league’s coaches as a senior and was an All-SEC Second Team selection. Ranks first all-time at Georgia in career assists (480). Is the only player in school history to hand out 100 assists in each of his first three seasons.

Senior (2003-04): Led the SEC in steals in conference games (2.6 spg). Scored in double figures 22 times, with eight 20-point efforts. Was asked to score more as a senior, therefore his assist numbers went down. Tallied 21 points, six rebounds and three assists against Gonzaga. Had 23 points and five assists against Kentucky in the SEC Tournament. Scored 21 points, making 5-of-8 three pointers against Vanderbilt.

Junior (2002-03): Led the SEC in assist/turnover ratio (2.98). Averaged 11.6 points, 6.0 assists and shot 60 percent from the field in the five-game homestand that covered mid-December and the SEC opener vs. LSU. Credited with shutting down two highly touted guards in the non-conference schedule: Gonzaga’s Blake Stepp (4 pts., 0 threes) and Pitt’s Brandin Knight (0 FGs until the final 5:10 of the game).

Sophomore (2001-02): Led the SEC in assist/turnover ratio (2.32). His total of 153 assists was the second-highest single-season figure in UGA history. Became only the second player in Georgia history to hand out 100 assists in each of his first two seasons. Scored a career-high 17 points in SEC Tournament against LSU.

Freshman (2000-01): Took over the starter’s job at point in late December. Had his best overall game against Vanderbilt, scoring a season-high 13 points, with seven assists and six rebounds. Finished second on the team in assists with 103. The first Georgia freshman since Litterial Green in 1989 to go over the 100-assist mark.

Strengths: Athletic point guard who creates scoring opportunities for others off of penetration. Protects the ball well and is an excellent defensive player.

Personal: Major is sports studies (emphasis on business). Older brother Marko played collegiately at Cincinnati.

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