Tag:Chris Wright
Posted on: February 24, 2011 11:42 am
Edited on: February 24, 2011 11:43 am

Wright has surgery, could return this season

Georgetown point guard Chris Wright had surgery to repair the third metacarpal on his non-shooting hand Thursday morning, less than 24 hours after suffering the injury in a loss to Cincinnati.

"Our medical staff is optimistic," Georgetown coach John Thompson said, according to the Washington Post. "We do not have [an] exact timetable ...[but] we expect to have Chris back before [the] end of [the] season."

Wright is averaging 13.1 points and 5.4 assists per game.

The 11th-ranked Hoyas (21-7) play No. 17 Syracuse (23-6) on Saturday afternoon.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: August 2, 2010 12:51 pm
Edited on: August 2, 2010 12:55 pm

Duke teammates highlight 10-man USA Select Team

Duke teammates Nolan Smith and Kyle Singler headline a group of 10 college basketball players selected to train with the 2010 USA Men’s World Championship Team finalists next week in New York, USA basketball announced Monday.

The full college roster includes:
  • JaJuan Johnson (Purdue)
  • Jon Leuer (Wisconsin)
  • Shelvin Mack (Butler)
  • Kyle Singler (Duke)
  • Chris Singleton (Florida State)
  • Nolan Smith (Duke)
  • Trey Thompkins (Georgia)
  • Mike Tisdale (Illinois)
  • Kemba Walker (Connecticut)
  • Chris Wright (Dayton)
"One of the great developments of our Las Vegas camp was the USA Select Team which consisted of juniors and seniors out of the college ranks that we brought in to scrimmage against the USA National Team," said USA basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo. "[Washington coach] Lorenzo Romar and [Villanova coach] Jay Wright did a terrific job of coaching the select players in Las Vegas. It worked so well we’ve decided to bring to New York a smaller group of players from that Select Team to do the same thing. They were very valuable to us and it’s a great experience for them."

The college players will arrive in New York Aug. 9 and train Aug. 10-13.
Posted on: November 14, 2009 8:51 pm
Edited on: November 14, 2009 8:53 pm

Flyers get scare/notch notable win

The best part about testing yourself early is that you have a notable win in your back pocket if all goes well.

In fairness, all did not go well for Dayton on Saturday.

The Flyers got a scare.

But enough went well to help the 21st-ranked Flyers overcome a double-digit deficit in the second half and beat Creighton. The final score was 90-80. All-American candidate Chris Wright got 25 points and eight rebounds. But the biggest storyline from the day is that the Flyers exited with a victory that should ultimately help them A) enhance their seed for the NCAA tournament, or B) earn an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament if they don't win the Atlantic 10's automatic bid considering it's a victory that came at the expense of the team picked second in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Bottom line, it was a good opening weekend for the Flyers.

They entered it 0-0.

They exited it battle-tested and still unblemished.

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 5, 2009 2:31 pm

Dear Gary (on UD last season and SMC this season)

Here's Thursday's Dear Gary ...

Dear Gary: The situation is a little different because Patrick Mills will return before the NCAA tournament, but wouldn't Dayton's situation last year with Chris Wright be the most comparable? The Flyers were left out despite that when Wright was healthy they were clearly (good enough to earn an at-large bid).

-- Mike

The problem with Dayton last year is that Wright missed the final 15 games of the regular season -- plus the Atlantic 10 tournament -- with a broken ankle, meaning that on Selection Sunday the committee had no choice but to judge Dayton on what it was without Wright. Best I can remember, Wright wasn't even cleared to return to practice until after Selection Sunday, and he missed the Flyers' first-round NIT game against Cleveland State. So there's no way Dayton should've been included in the NCAA tournament based on its success with Wright because by all accounts he would not have been available for a first-round game in the NCAA tournament.

The Mills situation is much different.

Mills has already been cleared to return to action.

He'll play this weekend in the West Coast Conference tournament.

Then he'll have another 10 days after that to get ready for the NCAA tournament.

And that's why I think -- and I've explained this in a column and in the blog -- that it's safe to assume Mills will be at or close to 100 percent by the time the NCAA tournament begins, because he will have had more than two weeks from the moment doctors cleared him to prepare for the NCAA tournament, and that should be plenty of time. Consequently, SMC should be viewed as the 18-1 team it was when he went down, because anything that happened without him is irrelevant when you consider the Gaels won't have to play without him anymore.

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