McKinley Wright Declares for NBA Draft
2017 Champlin Park High School graduate McKinley Wright will forgo his final season of college basketball and enter the NBA Draft this summer.
The 21-year old Wright just completed his junior season at the University of Colorado where he averaged a career high 14.4 points and 5.0 assists per game for the Buffaloes.
(Photo Courtesy Twitter @kin_wright25)
Wright Excelled at Colorado
Wright was a two-time first team All-Pac 12 player for the Buffaloes and finished his three years with CU averaging 13.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. In 2017-18 he was the just the seventh freshman since 1972 to lead Colorado in scoring.
Wright says he will not hire an agent, which allows him to withdraw his name from consideration from the draft any time before the final declaration date– 10 days before the draft.
(Photo Courtesy Colorado Athletics)
McKinley a Star at Champlin Park First
Before heading to Colorado, Wright was a key part of two Champlin Park High School that finished as runner-up in Minnesota Class 4A boys basketball. As a senior with the Rebels he averaged 23 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for the 31-1 Rebels.
Wright was named Mr. Basketball in 2017. The Rebels lost 60-54 to Tre Jones and Apple Valley in the state final.
(Photo Courtesy Minnesota Basketball Hub)
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