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By Lauren Jones, DrewLeague.com
Drew League Team: Kings of LA
College: University of Utah
High School: Leuzinger High School
Position: Point Guard
Size: 6’5”, 180 lbs.
The Wright name holds a lot of weight around the Drew League. Most notably because of Dorell Wright, small forward for the Philadelphia 76ers, who has played in the Drew League for the last nine years. However, Dorell’s younger brother, Delon Wright has begun to make a name for himself as well. Starting with his Week 4 performance against A.P.E., the 21-year-old point guard had 27 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 assists.
This is just a continuation of a great season at San Francisco City College, where Wright earned Junior College Player of the Year averaging 16 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals a game. He is now on his way to the University of Utah after being recruited by Washington, Washington State University and Gonzaga.
Wright has improved his offensive game tremendously in the last year. Although in the 2011-2012 season he led San Francisco City College in blocks, steals and assists, he continues to put in overtime in the gym.
“I’ve been putting a lot of shots up, trying to get stronger physically, working on every part of my game,” said Wright.
The work shows as Wright shot 51 percent and 48 percent from the 3-point range in the 2012-2013 season.
“My shooting has improved tremendously, but I still think it needs even more improvement,” said a modest Wright.
This summer he is working on continuing to develop his all-around game and leading Kings of LA to a Drew League championship.
“I am just going to keep trying to play hard,” said Wright. “Now that I know I can put up a lot of points, I have confidence so I’m just going to keep getting better.”
Lauren Jones is entering her senior year at USC majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Sports Media Studies. This is her second summer interning for the Drew League. Her career aspirations are to work as an esteemed sports journalist and eventually as a consultant for athletes in financial literacy, public relations and brand management. Her past experiences include interning for Yahoo! Sports, the Los Angeles Clippers, BET Network, EAG Sports Management, and Nike EYBL.