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Brandan Wright biography

Date of birth : 1987-10-05
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-27
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, point guard for the New jersey Nets, NBA Draft

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Brandan Wright is an American professional basketball player for the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Career history

Golden State Warriors (2007-2011)
New Jersey Nets (2011-present)

Was selected by Charlotte in the First Round of the 2007 NBA Draft (eighth overall) ... Was acquired by Golden State on June 28, 2007, in a draft-night trade in exchange for Jason Richardson and the draft rights to Jermareo Davidson (36th overall) ... Enters 2010-11 owning career averages of 6.2 points and 3.3 rebounds in 13.8 minutes (77 games in two seasons with Golden State).

2009-10 :
Did not appear in the 2009-10 season due to left shoulder surgery on 10/9/09 (the surgery repaired a torn labrum in his left shoulder) ... Suffered shoulder injury during training camp (10/3).

2008-09 :
Appeared in 39 games (23 starts), averaging 8.3 points and 4.0 rebounds in 17.6 minutes...In 23 starts averaged 9.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.04 blocks in 20.1 minutes...In 12 games when playing 20-plus minutes, averaged 13.0 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.39 blocks...Career-high 25 points vs. Philadelphia (3/20)...Scored 10-plus points 16 times...20-plus points once...Two double-doubles...Two-plus blocks 11 times...Missed 41 games due to injury/illness...Two DNP-CD.

2007-08 :
Appeared in 38 games (six starts), averaging 4.0 points and 2.6 rebounds in 9.9 minutes ... Shot 55.4% (62-112 FG) from the field and shot better than 50.0% in 23 of 38 games played ... In nine games when playing 15-plus minutes, averaged 8.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.22 blocks and 18.7 minutes ... Recorded then-career-high 12 points on then-career-high five field-goals (5-7 FG), seven rebounds and then-career-high three blocks vs. Philadelphia (2/29) ... Scored 10-plus points four times ... Three-or-more blocks twice ... Missed four games due to injury ... DNP-CD 29 times and 14 games on Inactive List.

COLLEGE :
Was an early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft after playing one season at the University of North Carolina...Appeared in 37 games (all starts), averaging 14.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.00 assist and 1.76 blocks per game, while shooting 64.6% (228-353 FG) from the field...Was named Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year and earned All-ACC Second Team honors...His .646 field goal percentage led the ACC and was the best ever by an ACC freshman...Was named MVP of the ACC Tournament, becoming just the fifth freshman in conference history to win the award...Was named to the NCAA All-East Regional Team after averaging 12.8 points and 7.0 rebounds in four Tournament contests...Led the team in blocks (65, 6th in ACC), while finishing 2nd on the team in scoring (14.7 ppg, 13th in ACC) and rebounding (6.2 rpg, 14th in ACC)...Recorded season-high 24 points vs. NC State and scored 20-or-more points eight times.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Brandan Keith Wright ... Has two younger brothers, Brian (22) and Trevor (17) ... Younger brother Brian currently plays basketball at Lipscomb University in Nashville ... This past summer, attended classes at the University of North Carolina in pursuit of his degree ... Since joining Warriors has participated in several of the team’s community outreach projects, including the opening of a new Reading and Learning Center at Megan Furth Academy in San Francisco ... Additionally, took part in the team’s Thanksgiving Food Distribution event and made a visit to Children’s Hospital in Oakland ... Has also visited sessions of Warriors Basketball Camp ... In high school, was a two-time Parade All-America selection at Brentwood Academy ... Earned Tennessee’s Division II Mr. Basketball title in 2004, 2005 and 2006, becoming the first three-time recipient at any level of Tennessee basketball ... Was a four-time MVP of the Tennessee Division II private school state championship tournament ... Led Brentwood Academy to four consecutive state titles, a first in Tennessee high school basketball history ... As a senior, averaged 22.4 points, 9.4 rebounds and 5.1 blocks per contest, including four triple-doubles (points/rebounds/blocks) ... Enjoys playing video games, fishing, bowling and golfing ... Lists his high school coach George Pitts as the person he admires most ... His favorite actor is Will Smith and favorite movie is Bad Boys II ... Was a pitcher while playing baseball as a youth ... Favorite foods include steak and fried chicken ... Favorite teams in other sports include the Tennessee Titans, Atlanta Braves and Nashville Predators ... Wears size 14 shoes.



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