Bracey Wright

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Photo: David E. Klutho 

(Contributor: Rob Jiang)

Brace Wright Biography

Carl Arman “Bracey” Wright is a basketball player from The Colony, Texas who played the shooting guard position at Indiana University from 2002 until 2005. He played for three seasons under coach Mike Davis and was best known for his shooting prowess. He averaged 17.6 points per game during his time at Indiana University. Bracey Wright was drafted in the 2005 NBA Draft and he went as the 47th pick overall to the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he spent two years of his career there. Bracey Wright has since been playing overseas in a lengthy professional career.

  • Name: Carl Arman “Bracey” Wright
  • Position: Shooting Guard / Point Guard
  • Nationality: USA
  • Age: 35 years old
  • Birthday: July 1, 1984
  • Hometown: The Colony, Texas
  • High School: The Colony (The Colony, Texas)
  • Height: 6’3″ (193 cm)
  • Weight: 210 lb (95kg)
  • Seasons: 3 (2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005)
  • Jersey: #4
  • Current Team: ČEZ Nymburk
  • NBA Draft: 2005 / 2nd Round / 47th Overall / Minnesota Timberwolves

Awards and Accolades

  • 2005 First Team All-Big Ten
  • 2011 All-EuroCup Second Team
  • 2015 Israeli Super League Finals MVP

Bracey Wright High School (The Colony High School) Career

Bracey Wright was the star of his Texas high school basketball team: The Colony High School that is located in The Colony, Texas. He was teammates with future-NBA All Star Deron Williams. At the time, Bracey Wright was the centerpiece of that Cougars basketball team.

Photo: Irwin Thompson

Bracey Wright became one of just three Cougar players in the history of the school to be called up to the varisity team, and he did so in the 1998-1999 season. He started the last seven games for his high school team and averaged just shy of 10 points per game during his freshman season. Notably, he shot over 90% from the free throw line during his freshman year.

As a sophomore in high school, Bracey Wright finished the season shooting 44% from behind the arc and averaged 18.7 points per game. His performance would propel his high school to be ranked among the best the Dallas / Fort Worth area and they finished with a final season record of 29-3.

Bracey truly flourished in his final two years of high school as he averaged more than 20 points per game and 6 rebounds per game. He helped his Cougars basketball team become the number one ranked team in the area and he shot 60% from the field (48% from behind the arc).

Bracey Wright Recruiting Profile

Bracey Wright was a five-star player out of The Colony, Texas and he was one of the best scoring guards / wings in the country at the time that he was being recruited. According to Alliance Sports and PrepStars, he was ranked as the 10th best player in the country for the 2002 recruiting class. He played for Team Texas and was coached by Wes Grandstaff in AAU.

His list of schools that recruited him included Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Maryland, Notre Dame, and UCLA.

According to an interview done by the Bruin Report Online, Bracey Wright had around a 3.0 GPA and scored a 20 on his ACT.

Wright’s AAU Team, Team Texas, played at the Memorial Day Classic event that was held on May 26-28 in Bloomington, Ind.

Bracey Wright was very impressed with his Indiana official visit, which he revealed in a later interview. “I like coach Davis alot and the other [Indiana] coaches, too. I feel very comfortable with them. It was a very good visit. I enjoyed myself. My mom seemed to enjoy herself, too.”

Bracey Wright Seasons with the Hoosiers

2002-2003 Indiana Basketball Season
Mike Davis (3rd Season)
21-13 (8-8 Big Ten)
6th Place Big Ten
🏅 NCAA Second Round
2003-2004 Indiana Basketball Season
Mike Davis (4th Season)
14-15 (7-9 Big Ten)
7th Place Big Ten

2004-2005 Indiana Basketball Season
Mike Davis (5th Season)
15-14 (10-6 Big Ten)
4th Place Big Ten
🏅 NIT First Round

Bracey Wright Indiana University Career Statistics

(Source: Sports Reference)

Season G GS MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2002-2003 30 30 1007 157 363 0.433 91 187 0.487 66 176 0.375 106 141 0.752 42 109 151 64 23 18 63 60 486
2003-2004 29 29 1111 162 433 0.374 92 229 0.402 70 204 0.343 142 180 0.789 38 119 157 70 27 14 67 46 536
2004-2005 26 26 917 150 363 0.413 100 211 0.474 50 152 0.329 126 161 0.783 33 92 125 70 29 15 68 50 476
Career 85 85 3035 469 1159 0.405 283 627 0.451 186 532 0.350 374 482 0.776 113 320 433 204 79 47 198 156 1498

Bracey Wright Indiana University Basketball Career

Photo: David E. Klutho 

As one of the top recruits in the 2002 class, Bracey Wright had the role of reloading a 2002 National Runner Up team that lost Indiana Mr. Basketball Jared Jeffries. Jeffries would be leaving the program after just two years at Indiana University to play in the NBA. Bracey came to IU with four other freshmen, including Marshall Strickland, Sean Kline, Daryl Pegram, and Joe Haarman.

As a day one starter, Bracey Wright immediately took the role as the Hoosiers main source of offense. Bracey led the team in points and he was only second behind Tom Coverdale in minutes per game for the 2002-2003 campaign.

Early in the 2002-2003 season, the Hoosiers opened as the 19th ranked team in the nation. After a series of victories including winning the 2002 Maui Invitational, defeating No. 20 Gonzaga in the process, and defeating No. 9 Maryland in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge, the Hoosiers were ranked as high as 6th in the nation according to the AP ballot.

With a 20-12 record going into the post season, the Hoosiers were selected as a 7-seed for the 2003 NCAA tournament. Indiana received berth with an “at-large bid” to the Midwest regional. Bracey scored 17 points in a victory against Alabama, but only scored 11 points in the following second round game against 2-seed Pittsburgh. The Hoosiers ultimately lost by a final score of 74-52, which was the last time Bracey Wright would be able to experience the NCAA tournament.

Despite leading the team in scoring for Bracey Wright’s sophomore and junior seasons, the Hoosiers finished a combined 29-29 record in those two seasons under the coaching of Mike Davis. Even with the addition of future NBA player Pat Ewing Jr., the Hoosiers would miss the playoffs completely in the 2003-2004 season and they lost in the first round of the NIT in the 2004-2005 season.

Bracey Wright broke the 1,000 point marker in two years, as he finished with 1,022 points after the conclusion of his sophomore year season. He added another 476 points in his junior year, before departing for the NBA. He finished with 1,498 points, which gave him a career average of 17.6 points per game. Wright was a 77.6% free throw shooter 35.0% three-point shooter, and he also averaged 5.1 rebounds per game during his career at Indiana University.

Bracey Wright’s Career after IU

Bracey Wright decided to declare for the NBA after the 2004-2005 season with Indiana and he was selected in the first round, with the 47th overall pick, by the Minnesota Timberwolves. In two years in the NBA, Bracey Wright played in a total of 26 games. He averaged 8.9 points per game during his rookie season, but that average dropped to 3.5 points per game in the following season.

Photo: @Timberwolves

During this time, he also played for the Florida Flame developmental league team. He had significantly more success in the development league, as he averaged 22.0 points per game across 30 games that he started. He was also able to increase his three point shooting percentage to 42.7% during his time in Florida.

From there, Bracey Wright decided to find more opportunities overseas and he would later spend the rest of his career in Europe, playing on a number of teams across different leagues.

In 2015, Bracey Wright won the Israeli Premier League Finals MVP for his team Hapoel Jerusalem. Bracey Wright would lead Hapoel Jerusalem to win their third league cup in team history, scoring 18 points and 20 points in the two-game championship format. Hapoel Jersalem defeated Hapoel Eilat with a final two-game combined score of 168 to 133.

  • 2005-2007: Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 2005-2006: Florida Flame
  • 2007-2008: Aris
  • 2008-2009: Joventut Badalona
  • 2009: Aris
  • 2009-2010: Oostende
  • 2010-2011: Paris-Levallois
  • 2011: Cedevita
  • 2011-2012: Zaragoza
  • 2012-2013: Cedevita
  • 2013-2014: Krasnye Krylia
  • 2014-2015: Hapoel Jerusalem
  • 2015-2016: Pınar Karşıyaka
  • 2016-2017: Acıbadem Üniversitesi
  • 2017-2018: Büyükçekmece
  • 2018-Present: ČEZ Nymburk

Bracey Wright Videos and Highlights

Highlights in High School (The Colony)

Highlights as a Hoosier

Highlights as a Professional Player

Interviews and Other Videos of Bracey Wright


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