Wright led NKU in scoring (16.8 ppg) and rebounding (5.3 rpg)
this season as the Norse posted a 24-9 record. He also added
a team-leading 54 steals and dished out 106 assists. Wright
is one of 60 players who will participate in the inaugural
Collegiate Basketball Invitational at Wadsworth, Ohio.
Ky. - Northern Kentucky University’s Steven Wright will have
the opportunity to showcase his talent on the basketball court to
professional scouts April 19-21 in the inaugural Collegiate Basketball
Invitational at Wadsworth, Ohio.
Wright was one
of 60 players selected to participate in the Collegiate Basketball
Invitational, which will feature the top college basketball performers
from the NCAA Division II, III and NAIA levels. The 60 players will
be divided into six teams of 10 for a double-elimination tournament.
has scheduled two sessions of two games on April 19-20 with an all-star
game April 21 that will air live on ESPNU at noon.
invited to the tournament were selected from approximately 900 colleges
and universities within the three divisions. Wright will play for
WRH Health Systems during the tournament.
congratulate the 60 players that have been selected to compete in
this prestigious event,” said CBI founder John McCarthy. “I
am confident that this class of players will help make the public
aware of the high level of talent at the NCAA Division II, NCAA
Division III and NAIA levels.
this field to 60 players has been very difficult, as there are many
other players at these levels that are very talented players of
high character. We have worked hard to handle this selection process
with class and integrity.”
Wright led NKU
to a 24-9 record this season and was named first team All-American
by Division II Bulletin. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Wright became
the first men’s basketball player in Norse history to earn
a spot on the first team.
A 6-foot-3 leaper,
Wright earned Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year honors
this season. He averaged 16.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game as
NKU won the GLVC East Division title and advanced to the regional
led the team in steals with 54 and dished out 106 assists. He participated
in the NABC/NCAA Division II All-Star Game last month and scored
13 points for the West, which rallied for a 97-92 win over the East
at Springfield, Mass.
Wright was 62-for-179
from 3-point range and made 46.1 percent of his shots from the field.
The Dayton Colonel White High School product also made 77.6 percent
of his free throws.
finished with 37 dunks this season, the second-highest total in
school history and the most ever by a guard.
Wright was named to both the GLVC and NCAA Division II Great Lakes
Region All-Tournament teams. He started the season by earning most
outstanding player honors for NKU at the John L. Griffin/Lions Club
three years at Bowling Green State before transferring to NKU this
season. He scored a combined 1,293 points during his college career.