Wright earned All-Great Lakes Region honors on Wednesday from
Daktronics, Inc. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Wright leads NKU
in scoring (16.7 ppg) and rebounding (5.3 rpg).
Ky. - Northern Kentucky University's Steven Wright has earned a
spot on the All-Great Lakes Region first team from Daktronics, Inc.
Wright, a senior
guard from Dayton, Ohio, leads NKU in scoring (16.7), rebounding
(5.3 rpg), steals (48) and minutes played (32.8 mpg). The former
Colonel White High School standout also became one of the most electrifying
players in Norse history with his resounding dunks, and his 35 slams
this season are the most by a guard in NKU history.
Wright has led
NKU in scoring 13 times this season with a single-game high of 29
against SIUE on Dec. 2. He also earned Great Lakes Valley Conference
Player of the Year honors, the first time since 1989 an NKU men's
basketball performer captured that award.
Wright has led
NKU to a 22-8 overall record and helped the Norse capture the GLVC
East Division title. He was also named to the GLVC All-Tournament
team after leading NKU to the championship game last weekend at
starter at Bowling Green State before transferring to NKU, Wright
earlier this season scored his 1,000th career point. The Norse will
meet Drury in the first round of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes
Region Tournament this Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. at Findlay, Ohio.
NKU is the No.
4 seed in that event, while Drury is the No. 5 seed. The winner
will likely play top-seeded Findlay (28-1), which has won 58 consecutive
on the All-Great Lakes Region first team are Northern Michigan's
Ricky Volcy, Lewis' Brandon Dagans, Findlay's Frank Phillips and
Wayne State's Kris Krzyminski. Volcy was voted the Great Lakes Region
Player of the Year from Daktronics, Inc. after averaging 22.5 ppg
and 9.6 rpg this season.
Inc. teams are selected by the sports information directors in each
region. Members of the first team in each of the eight region's
around the nation are put on the ballot for Division II All-America
All-Great Lakes Region
Ricky Volcy, Northern Michigan
Frank Phillips, Findlay
Brandon Dagans, Lewis
Kris Krzyminski, Wayne State
Steven Wright, Northern Kentucky
Greg Emmons, Ashland
Joel Box, Quincy
Collins Harris, Drury
Rashard Sullivan, Southern Indiana
Melvin Hall, Southern Indiana
Great Lakes Region Player of the Year: Ricky Volcy, Northern