Wolves Select Indiana’s Bracey Wright at 47
Minneapolis/St. Paul - The Minnesota Timberwolves tonight chose Bracey Wright in the second round of the 2005 NBA Draft. Wright, a 6-3, 210-pound guard from Indiana University, was the 47th player taken overall.
The 20-year-old Wright was an early entry candidate for the draft after spending three seasons at Indiana (2002-03 - 2004-05). The guard ranks 15th all-time at Indiana with 1,498 career points and tied for third with 186 career three-point field goals made. He was named to the First Team All-Big 10 by the media last season. Wright was a member of the gold-medal winning USA World Championship for Young Men Qualifying Team at the 2004 FIBA Americas World Championships.
As a junior last season, Wright led the Big 10 in scoring (18.3 ppg), while posting 25 or more points on seven occasions. He posted a season-high 32 points vs. Michigan State. A native of The Colony, Texas, he tied a career-high with six three-point field goals made and scored 31 points vs. Kentucky. Wright led the team with 30 points vs. Wisconsin and tallied 28 points and six rebounds at Connecticut.