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Who was Lorenzen Vern-Gagne Wright?

Who was Lorenzen Vern-Gagne Wright? The basketball world knew him as an American professional basketball player who was a free agent.

(November 4, 1975 – July 2010[1])

Born November 4, 1975 in Memphis, Tennessee, and raised near Oxford, MS, Wright has played all levels of basketball in Memphis – high school, collegiately and professionally. Wright was selected a Third Team All-America by the Associated Press as a sophomore at the University of Memphis.
After being selected seventh overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1996 NBA Draft out of the University of Memphis, Wright moved on to the Atlanta Hawks in 1999. He was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in 2001, but returned to the Hawks in 2006.
On February 16, 2008, he was involved in a multi-player trade, going from Atlanta to Sacramento for Mike Bibby.
He holds career averages of 8.0 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.
Wright founded the Sierra Simone Wright Scholarship Fund after the death of his infant daughter in March 2003.
During the summer of 2003, he returned to the University of Memphis to finish his degree.
His father Herb was a professional basketball player who competed in Finland.
During his first stint in Atlanta, Wright and three other Memphis-native NBA players (Todd Day, Penny Hardaway and Elliot Perry) provided financial assistance to Travis Butler, a Memphis orphan whose tragic story garnered national attention. 
Wright is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated and was initiated Spring 1996 to the Kappa Beta Chapter (The 12 Disciples of the Diamond).

Wright was reported missing on July 22, 2010, his body was found later that month..

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 NBA career statistics

Legend
GP Games played GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
FG% Field-goal percentage 3P% 3-point field-goal percentage FT% Free-throw percentage
RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

Regular season

Year↓ Team↓ GP↓ GS↓ MPG↓ FG%↓ 3P%↓ FT%↓ RPG↓ APG↓ SPG↓ BPG↓ PPG↓
1996–97 LA Clippers 77 51 25.1 .481 .250 .587 6.1 .6 .6 .8 7.3
1997–98 LA Clippers 69 38 30.0 .445 .000 .659 8.8 .8 .8 1.3 9.0
1998–99 LA Clippers 48 15 23.6 .458 .000 .692 7.5 .7 .5 .8 6.6
1999–00 Atlanta 75 0 16.1 .499 .333 .644 4.1 .3 .4 .5 6.0
2000–01 Atlanta 71 46 28.0 .448 .000 .718 7.5 1.2 .6 .9 12.4
2001–02 Memphis 43 33 29.1 .459 .000 .569 9.4 1.0 .7 .5 12.0
2002–03 Memphis 70 49 28.3 .454 .000 .659 7.5 1.1 .7 .8 11.4
2003–04 Memphis 65 46 25.8 .439 .000 .733 6.8 1.1 .7 .9 9.4
2004–05 Memphis 80 77 28.6 .469 .000 .662 7.7 1.1 .7 .9 9.6
2005–06 Memphis 78 58 21.7 .478 .000 .564 5.1 .6 .7 .6 5.8
2006–07 Atlanta 67 31 15.4 .448 .000 .281 3.2 .6 .4 .4 2.6
2007–08 Atlanta 13 1 11.4 .294 .000 .500 2.8 .2 .2 .2 1.0
2007–08 Sacramento 5 0 2.6 .250 .000 .000 .2 .2 .0 .0 .4
2008-09 Cleveland 17 2 7.4 .370 .000 .375 1.5 .2 .2 .3 1.4
Career 778 447 23.8 .459 .069 .645 6.4 .8 .6 .7 8.0

 Playoffs

Year↓ Team↓ GP↓ GS↓ MPG↓ FG%↓ 3P%↓ FT%↓ RPG↓ APG↓ SPG↓ BPG↓ PPG↓
1996–97 LA Clippers 3 3 30.7 .406 .000 1.000 7.3 .7 1.0 .7 10.3
2003–04 Memphis 4 4 25.0 .435 .000 .333 4.3 .5 1.0 .5 5.5
2004–05 Memphis 4 4 21.3 .571 .000 .500 5.0 2.3 .2 .2 8.3
2005–06 Memphis 4 0 21.5 .611 .000 .700 5.0 .8 .0 1.0 7.3
Career 15 11 24.2 .495 .000 .652 5.3 1.1 .5 .6 7.7

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Did you know what college team had players win back to back rookie of the year?

 That would be the Memphis Tigers. They are the only school in history to ever accomplish back to back Rookie Of The Year Winners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those players would be…

2009-10 Tyreke Evans Sacramento

2008-09Derrick RoseChicago


Now if you didn’t know, now you know…


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