Hurricane players bought clothes and toys for children through Salvation Army
March 18, 2013: Issue #29
Golden Hurricane vs. Raiders at 6 p.m. CT
Hurricane overcomes 8-point second-half deficit for victory
TULSA - A two-year letterwinner . . . has played in 58 games with 29 starts . . . has averaged 7.9 points and 4.4 rebounds.
2013-14 -- Played in all 34 games with 21 starts . . . averaged 7.4 points and 3.9 rebounds in 17.1 minutes . . . started vs. Oral Roberts and scored seven points with two rebounds . . . scored 11 points with four rebounds in 12 minutes off the bench at Missouri State (11-16) . . . scored 12 points with five rebounds in 17 minutes off the bench vs. Indiana State (11-27) . . . tallied 10 points and five rebounds at Oklahoma (12-14) . . . put up eight points and five rebounds on 3-of-5 field goals at TCU (12-21) . . . tallied eight points and 11 rebounds at Maryland (12-29) . . . scored 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting with two steals vs. Cal State Fullerton (1-4) . . . scored 18 points with a pair of threes and eight rebounds vs. Tulane (1-9) . . . tallied 10 points and nine rebounds, two assists and two blocks vs. Southern Miss (1-12) . . . scored 18 points on 6-of-9 field goals and 6-of-7 free throws with season-best three blocks vs. North Texas (2-1) . . . scored 18 points in NCAA Tournament vs. UCLA (3-21).
2012-13 -- Conference USA All-Freshman Team . . . played in 24 games with eight starts . . . missed nine games with a leg injury, returned vs. Memphis (2-2) . . . averaged 8.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, shooting 53 percent from the floor . . . named C-USA Freshman of the Week twice . . . scored 12 points and made 8-of-10 free throws in his first collegiate game vs. LSU Shreveport (11-11) . . . recorded his first career double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds, making 5-of-10 field goals and 4-of-4 free throws vs. San Diego (11-16) . . . got his first career start, and tallied nine points, seven rebounds and three assists vs. Jackson State (11-21) . . . scored 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting, and grabbed seven rebounds to lead TU past TCU (12-8). . . scored a career-high 15 points, making five field goals and 5-of-6 free throws at UALR (12-15) . . . was limited by injury, but started and had four rebounds in seven minutes at Oral Roberts (12-22) . . . in return from injury vs. Memphis (2-2), scored two points with three rebounds and season-high three blocks in 11 minutes . . . earned C-USA FOW award (2/11) - scored 25 points on 9-12 shooting and 7-10 free throws, with eight rebounds, in just 21 minutes at UTEP (2-9) . . . 2nd C-USA FOW (2-18) - 21 points, seven rebounds, 8-of-11 field goals, incl. 14 pts, 5-6 FG's 4-4 FT's in 3OT periods vs. Houston (2-16).
HIGH SCHOOL - Was a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter at Lawton Eisenhower High School . . . averaged 18.0 points and 10.0 rebounds as a senior . . . shot 60-percent from the field his senior season . . . helped lead his team to an overall 21-7 record during his senior season . . . named to The Oklahoman's Super 5 all-state first team as a senior . . . was chosen to play in the Oklahoma-Texas Faith 7 Game . . . missed his junior season after suffering a broken leg in the first game of the 2010-11 season, playing only six minutes in that contest . . . was a part-time starter as a freshman and started his sophomore season . . . averaged 12 points and eight rebounds per game as a sophomore . . . high school coach was Bruce Harrington.
PERSONAL - Favorite NBA team is the Oklahoma City Thunder . . . favorite NBA player is LeBron James . . . his favorite movie is The Wood . . . favorite TV show is "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" . . . enjoys hanging out with friends and listening to music . . . his biggest sports thrill was making the game-winning shot as a sophomore in high school in a rivalry game . . . his most memorable event was playing the Oklahoma 6A State Basketball Tournament . . . his father was in the military, and he lived in Europe as a child . . . parents are Donald and Derease Wright . . . born February 19, 1994 in Hampton, Virginia.
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