Biography: Wright's athleticism has never been in question, garnering a reputation for being one of the most explosive leapers in college basketball during his four seasons at Dayton with highlight-reel dunks. It's his fundamentals and overall inconsistency in his game which has NBA scouts wondering about his potential at the next level. Wright also is viewed as the classic tweener, as some view him as a small forward while others see his rebounding ability making him more of a power forward. He declared for the 2010 draft, waiting until the day of the deadline to announce he would return to Dayton. Wright did his best to make a case for his draft stock, averaging team highs of 13.2 points and 8.4 rebounds for an underachieving Flyers team which missed the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive season. Wright gives a solid effort at both ends of the floor and doesn't rest on defense despite his offensive talents. However, Wright lacks the ability to consistently make the mid-range jumper and shot 22.9 percent from 3-point range in his career. Around the basket, Wright can be a force and almost will himself to score. If he is not within 10 feet of the basket, the chances of him scoring decrease. A team will likely use a second-round pick on Wright simply for his raw athletic ability, but he must polish his game if he plans to contribute at a high level in the NBA.
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