Collegiate’s Wright Plays In NBA Summer League

Keith Wright, a 2008 Collegiate graduate, is turning heads in the NBA’s summer league playing for the Dallas Mavericks team.

According to The Boston Globe, Wright got a call from the Mavericks minutes after the NBA draft ended so they could sign him to a free agent deal.

“It’s just a great honor to come out here, it’s very humbling,” he told The Boston Globe. “They called me as soon as the draft ended, it’s just been exciting. I’m getting more comfortable, feeling more confident. The coaches want me to shoot, so it’s a little different from college, but I’ve been knocking it down.”

Follow Wright’s stats on the NBA Summer League site.

Wright, a forward. was a two-time All-Ivy League selection, who helped the Crimson win its first Ivy League titles in 2011 and 2012. As a senior, Wright led Harvard with 8.1 rebounds per game, while ranking second on the team with 10.4 points per contest, as the Crimson finished 26-5 overall, including 12-2 in Ivy League play, and earned its first trip to the NCAA tournament since 1946.

Wright concluded his Harvard career first in program history with 149 blocks, while ranking fifth with 743 career rebounds and 16th with 1,178 career points. Following his senior season, Wright was selected to play in the NABC All-Star Game during the Final Four in New Orleans, La., and he earned NABC All-District honors for the second consecutive year.

A native of Suffolk, Wright is the third former Harvard player to have signed a contract with the NBA Summer League, joining Brian Cusworth ’07 (New Orleans – 2010) and Jeremy Lin ’10 (Dallas – 2010).

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Posted on August 13, 2012, in basketball, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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