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Ryan Wright
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Ryan Wright 1464037
Position: Forward/Center
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 240
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
High School: Loyola Catholic
Experience: 1 Letter

Played in 31 games, starting four ... averaged 2.4 points and 1.5 rebounds per game ... started one Pac-10 contest (Washington, Jan. 14) ... played four minutes versus Albany and scored two points ... started versus Coppin State, played seven minutes and grabbed one rebound ... versus Nevada, he started and played a career-high 33 minutes, finishing with three points, three rebounds, two assists and one block ... at Michigan, he played 24 minutes off the bench and chipped in eight points and eight rebounds -- all season bests -- and one steal; his defense helped hold Wolverine center Courtney Sims to just six points, including 1-for-2 from the field ... he started versus Wagner and had two points in 11 minutes ... in 12 minutes off the bench vs. Sacramento State, Wright tied his season-high with eight points and one rebound ... in 22 minutes versus Stanford, he had five points, four rebounds and one block ... against California, he had three points in 15 minutes ... in 16 minutes at Arizona, he had four points, two rebounds and one steal ... at Arizona State, he had four points and one rebound in nine minutes ... against Washington State, he had two points and one rebound in 10 minutes ... he started and played 22 minutes versus Washington and finished with eight points ... in 12 minutes against USC, he had four points, four rebounds and one assist ... he had one rebound in five minutes at Oregon State ... in 12 minutes versus Arizona State, he had two points, one rebound, one steal and one block ... in nine minutes against Arizona, he had four points and three rebounds ... in 10 minutes at Washington State, he had two points, one rebound and a one block ... in six minutes vs. Oregon State, he had four points ... in 13 minutes vs. Oregon State in the Pac-10 Tournament, he scored two points and grabbed three rebounds ... played one minute in the Pac-10 title win against California ... in the NCAA first-round win over Belmont, he had six points and seven rebounds in nine minutes ... played two minutes vs. LSU in the Final Four.

High School
2005 - No. 15 power forward by Rivals.com and overall a HoopScoop No. 50, Scout.com No. 53 and Rivals.com/FutureStars No. 54 ... in the Canadian All-Star game (April 9), Wright led the winning Red Team with a game-high tying 17 points (8-for 12 FGs) and a game-high tying eight rebounds ... led the Loyola Warriors to a 35-10 overall record and averaged 21.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.0 blocked shots per game and earned Toronto Sun first-team All-Star honors ... he scored 33 points with 15 rebounds in championship game loss to Eastern Commerce, was chosen tournament MVP four times and was top scorer (25) in Tier One title loss to Father Goetz ... Wright was named MVP of the Pinky Lewis and Rock the Ridge Tournaments ... regarded as a top Canadian Junior player, he grew up in Toronto and moved to the suburb of Mississauga ...Wright is a potential 2008 Canada Olympic team candidate.
2005 Preseason Honors - A fleet-footed big man who is a great leaper, Wright was rated the No. 15 power forward and No. 54 overall by Rivals.com ... his other preseason honors include -- No. 50 HoopScoop, No. 52 Scout.com and No. 54 Future Stars.
2004 - In Summer 2004, Wright was the top prospect at the NIKE All-Canada Camp and played well at the NBA Players Association Camp in Richmond, Va. ... as a junior, he averaged 17.0 points and 10.0 rebounds for coach Tony Santafonte.

Full name: Ryan Bradley Wright ... right-handed ... born Jan. 27, 1987 in Toronto, Canada ... Parents: Michael and Denise ... three sisters ... majoring in global studies.

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