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.
Ky. - Former Northern Kentucky University All-American Steven Wright
has signed to play with the Braunschweig New Yorker Phantoms of
the German professional basketball league.
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 and scored 13 points
for the West, which rallied for a 97-92 win over the East at Springfield,
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.
In addition, 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 Classic.
three years at Bowling Green State before transferring to NKU this
season. He scored a combined 1,293 points during his college career.