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Monica Wright
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Monica Wright's Bio

About Monica Wright

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Second overall pick in 2011 WNBA Draft
• WNBA All-Rookie selection in 2010
• WNBA Champion in 2011 and 2013 with Minnesota

2015 HIGHLIGHTS WITH SEATTLE:
• Was traded to Seattle from Minnesota on July 20, 2015 in exchange for Renee Montgomery and Seattle’s 2016 second round draft pick
• Played in seven games, all with Minnesota, prior to the trade, before undergoing arthoscopic knee surgery, ending her season for rehab

2014 HIGHLIGHTS WITH MINNESOTA:
• Missed first 10 games of the season due to knee injury
• Played in 24 games
• Averaged 8.2 points per game, 3.2 assists, 1.33 steals and 26.9 minutes as a starter (9 games)
• Overall averaged 5.8 points per game, 2.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 18.4 minutes
• Shot 41.9 percent from the field, 27.8 percent from behind the arc, and 73.8 percent from the free throw line
• Hit 3000 mintues played on August 2 against Tulsa
• Reached double figures on four seperate occasions
• Tied career highs with seven assists and two blocks July 22 against Atlanta

2013 HIGHLIGHTS WITH MINNESOTA
• Played in 33 games, including three starts
• Averaged 9.0 points per game
• Shot 42.8% from the field and 79.1% from the free throw line
• Scored the 1000th point of her career July 24 against Phoenix
• Pulled in a career-high of nine rebounds on July 11 at Indiana

2012 HIGHLIGHTS WITH MINNESOTA
• Appeared in 34 games
• Averaged 8.6 ppg and 2.4 rpg in 19.4 mpg
• Tallied 18 points on June 9 at Tulsa

2011 HIGHLIGHTS WITH MINNESOTA
• Appeared in 29 games
• Logged 13.6 minutes per game, 5.1 points per game and 1.6 rebounds per game while shooting 37.9% from the field and 75.0% from the FT line
• Led Minnesota with a season-high 15 points and a career-high six assists Sept. 11 at Phoenix
2010 HIGHLIGHTS WITH MINNESOTA
• Named to the WNBA’s All-Rookie Team
• Appeared in all 34 games, starting 24 of them
• Averaged 11.1 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game and 1.00 steal per game while logging 25.5 minutes per game
• Led the Lynx in scoring on five seperate occasions

OVERSEAS COMPETITION
• 2015-2015: Iceland
• 2013-2014: KEB Hanabank, South Korea
• 2012-2013: Dandenong Rangers, Australia
• 2011-2012: Botas, Turkey
• 2010-2011: Lotos Gdynia, Poland

USA BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS:
•Participated in USA Basketball’s Women’s National Team mini-camp in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2010
• Named to 2010 US Women’s Select Team
• Participated in 2010 fall training session with U.S.Women’s National Team
• Captain of USA Basketball’s gold-medal-winning entry at the 2007 FIBA U19 World Championships, held in Bratislava, Slovakia where she averaged 9.8 ppg (45.7%), 2.4 rpg and 2.0 apg in nine contests

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS
• Three-time (2008-2010) Associated Press All-America selection
• 2010 ACC Player of the Year
• Three-time All-ACC performer
• Passed Dawn Staley on Jan. 11, 2010 as the school’s all-time scoring leader (2,540 points)
• Third on ACC’s all-time scoring list (Averaged 19.1 points per game throughout her career)
• First Cavalier to be named ACC Defensive Player of the Year (2010)
• WBCA National Defensive Player of the Year her senior season
• A finalist for the Wade Trophy in 2009, and the Naismith Trophy and the Wooden Award in 2009 and 2010

PERSONAL
• Daughter of Garry and Lynette Wright
• Has an older brother Gerard
• Volunteers at church basketball camps
• A Boys & Girls Club camp counselor

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