|| Ricky Wright
Smooth touch in a powerful frame ... One of the Big East?s best interior scorers ... Quick feet and agility on the box ... A willing workhorse on the glass ... Seldom takes a bad shot.
Emerged as Villanova?s top interior scoring threat ... Second on the club in scoring (14.1 ppg) and rebounding (8.2 rpg) ... Named second team All-Big East and first team All-Philadelphia Big Five ... Led Villanova with 19 points and 10 rebounds in 77-62 win over St. John?s on March 3 at the Pavilion ... Notched a new career high with 15 rebounds in a 72-64 loss at Providence on Feb. 19 ... His 25 points that night were one away from a career high ... Delivered a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds in an 83-72 win over Georgetown on Feb. 16 ... Produced 19 points and nine rebounds in an 88-81 overtime loss to Boston College on Jan. 9 ... Thrived in his return to his native Indiana against Notre Dame on Jan. 6 ... Notched his second straight double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds in 74-72 win ... Posted his third career double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds in 76-57 win over Providence on Jan. 2 ... Converted 6-of-6 from the floor for 15 points in 67-44 win over Delaware State on Dec. 28 ... Did not miss an attempt from the field (6-6) in 104-91 win over VMI on Dec. 22 ... Ended the night with 14 points and seven rebounds ... Connected on 7-of-10 field goal attempts and scored 18 points in 70-66 win over Temple on Dec. 8 ... Led the Wildcats with 23 points in 75-74 overtime loss at Pennsylvania on Dec. 5 ... Also grabbed nine rebounds ... Blocked a career high four shots in a 61-58 loss against La Salle ... Led the Wildcats in 82-68 win over Grambling State on Nov. 21 with 24 points and 13 rebounds ... Converted 14 of 18 free throw attempts.
Started the final 11 games of the season, after coming off the bench prior to that point ... Averaged 11.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per outing after taking over at power forward ... Recorded a new career high with 26 points in an 87-78 loss to Minnesota in the postseason NIT on March 15 ... Also contributed nine rebounds ... Was a perfect 9-of-9 from the field in a 93-79 loss to Boston College on March 8 ... Tied his career high with 21 points in that game ... Did not miss from the field at the Big East Tournament (10-10) ... Moved into the starting lineup on Jan. 31 in the wake of the hand injury to Brooks Sales ... Scored 11 points in 19 minutes of action in 74-55 win over Seton Hall on Feb. 28 ... Also did a solid job defensively on Eddie Griffin ... Delivered 12 points and eight rebounds in 59-56 win at Georgetown on Feb. 12 ... Achieved the first double-double of his career with 13 points and 13 rebounds in a 80-51 win over Pennsylvania on Feb. 6 ... Made first start of season on Jan. 31 at Providence ... Scored seven points in 25 minutes ... Produced 12 points in only minutes during 90-80 loss to Boston College on Jan. 27 at the Pavilion ... Recorded a new career high with 21 points in a 85-83 win over Virginia Tech on Jan. 6 ... His seven rebounds were a season high in that game ... His 10 points helped Villanova down Fairleigh Dickinson on Dec. 22 85-63 ... Helped keep the Wildcats afloat in first half of 78-75 win over St. Joseph?s on Dec. 11 ... Ended the night with nine points and five caroms in 20 minutes of action against the Hawks ... Came off the bench to score nine points and four rebounds in 22 minutes versus Columbia on Dec. 2 ... Was perfect from the field in 98-85 loss at Duke on Nov. 17 ... Produced 11 points and two rebounds.
The first big man off the bench for most of the year ... Started three games, two in December ... His two free throws with 9.2 seconds left in regulation gave Villanova a three point lead in an eventual 77-72 win over Providence on March 1 ... Came through with third straight standout effort on Feb. 26 vs. Seton Hall ... Produced 16 points and eight rebounds in 22 minutes ... In his first appearance at the Carrier Dome Wright came up with 18 points and five rebounds in a career high 25 minutes ... Reached a new career high with 16 points in 82-70 win over Rutgers at the Pavilion on Feb. 20 ... Also came up with five rebounds ... Was 4-of-6 from the floor for 10 points in 87-77 victory over West Virginia on Feb. 15 ... Added nine points and seven rebounds in 86-69 win over Notre Dame on Feb. 8 ... Collected eight rebounds in the 72-69 win over Georgetown on Feb. 5 ... His 10 points in win over Georgia on Jan. 30 were a new career high ... Made three important baskets in a row in the second half ... Came up with six points and six rebounds on Jan. 20 at Providence ... Grabbed six rebounds and added five points in 67-66 loss to Miami on Jan. 17 ... Delivered eight points and five rebounds as a starter in 70-57 win over Wake Forest on Dec. 30 ... Earned his first collegiate start on Dec. 29 vs. Bradley at the Rainbow Classic ... Scored nine points and tied career high with six rebounds in 19 minutes vs. Colorado on Dec. 27 ... Established new career high with six rebounds in 77-71 win over South Carolina State ... Played 11 minutes in the win over Penn State on Dec. 11, scoring six points and grabbing four rebounds ... Enjoyed a strong effort in 52-51 loss at Massachusetts on Dec. 6 with four points and five rebounds ... His up-and-under move with 2:47 left in the second half gave the Wildcats a 47-43 advantage.
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
Ranked among nation?s top 100 players by Basketball Times and Hoop Scoop ... Averaged 14.3 points and 10.0 rebounds per game as a senior ... Also blocked 3.2 shots per outing ... Member of Indiana state all-star team ... Signed national letter of intent during fall signing period ... A foot injury caused him to miss most of his junior season ... Earned three varsity letters playing for coach Bobby Miles and owns school records for rebounds (341) and blocked shots (116).
Enrolled in School of Arts & Sciences ... Born 3/29/81 ... Parents are Richard Wright Sr. and Marilyn Wright ... Youngest of three children.
WRIGHT'S CAREER STATS
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