Thursday, July 24, 2008

Where Are They Now? Rashad Wright

Rashad Wright recently signed with ALBA Berlin. His contract is for 1 year with a team option for a second season.

Originally drafted by the Indiana Pacers with the 59th pick of the 2004 NBA draft, Wright has played professionally in Serbia, Greece, Belgium and Turkey.

Wright's last season with the Efes Pilsen team in Turkey was cut short by a knee injury. Prior to his tenure in the Turkish League, Wright played for the Oostende team in Belgium, where he averaged 17.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.

Rashad Wright was born in 1982 in Statesboro, Georgia. He played for UGA from 2000 until 2004, and was described by Coach Jim Harrick as "a hardballer," a term Harrick reserved for those players he coached who never missed a practice, played through pain, and gave it all every time on the court.

Wright was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. He averaged 9 points and 4 assists for his career, and broke the all-time assist record for UGA.

Congratulations, Rashad!

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