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Larry Wright
Larry Wright

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Saginaw, Mich.

High School:
Saginaw

Last College:
St. John's

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 165

Position:
Guard

Major:
Integrative Studies



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Game-by-Game Stats | Career Stats

Overview: Transferred from St. John's to Oakland in 2008-09 to be closer to home ... Very talented player with great touch from beyond the arc ... Tough to defend one-on-one ... School record holder in career free throw percentage (.869) ... Named to the 2010 Summit League All-Newcomer Team and Tabbed as the Summit League Sixth Man of the Year in 2011.

2010-11 HIGHLIGHTS
▪ Named The Summit League Sixth Man of the Year
▪ Grabbed nine rebounds and posted 15 points at Ohio (11/15)
▪ Played in a career-high 38 minutes at No. 14/9 Purdue (11/21)
▪ Dished out a career-high seven assists at Wright State (11/23) and reached double figures with 14 points
▪ Posted his first-ever double-double versus UMKC (12/4), grabbing 11 rebounds, 10 defensive, and scored 10 points
▪ Had his breakout game of the season versus No. 7/8 Michigan State (12/11), draining 4 of 5 shots from long range and scored 21 points
▪ Drained the game-clinching 3-pointer with 37.1 seconds left in the game to put OU up six on No. 7/7 Tennessee (12/14), finishing 3 of 5 from long range and 19 points to go with six assists in a career-best 40- minutes
▪ Set a new career-high 12 rebounds and added 12 points to record his second double-double versus Rochester College (12/20)
▪ Scored a career-high 24 points versus Valparaiso (12/21), going a career-best 9-for-10 from the free-throw line and blocked two shots
▪ Scored 20 points off the bench at North Dakota State (1/22), going 4 of 4 from beyond the arc and iced the game with a big 3-pointer with 1:38 left to put OU up by seven
▪ Made a season-high 5 of 6 3-pointers and finished with 17 points off the bench, surpassing 1,000 points in his career at Western Illinois (2/3)
▪ Went for 22 points and nine rebounds in a win over South Dakota State (2/19) in his final game inside the O'rena
▪ Posted 15 points on 6 of 10 shooting and blocked two shots at UMKC (2/24)
▪ Went 7 of 8 from the free-throw line in reguar-season finale at Southern Utah (2/26), finishing with 10 points
▪ Tallied 11 points in the quarterfinal game of The Summit League tournament versus Southern Utah (3/5)
▪ Finished 3-for-9 from the floor versus No. 8 Texas (3/18) in the NCAA tournament

2009-10
HIGHLIGHTS
▪ Named to Summit League All-Newcomer Team
▪ Broke school record with 44 consecutive free throws made (Jan. 30-March 8)
▪ Set a new single-season school record with a .926 free throw percentage (87-94)
▪ That percentage ranks second all-time for any season in league history
▪ Reached double figures in 19-of-35 games
▪ Had three or more 3-pointers in seven games
▪ Reached double figures in all three tournament games and OU is 17-2 this season when he reaches double figures
▪ Free throw percentage of .924 is a single-season school record
▪ Ranks third in league single-season history
▪ Began the season 0-for-13 from three
▪ Went a career-best 8-for-8 from free throw line versus Rochester College (11/21), scoring 16 points
▪ Matched a career-high six rebounds at No. 1 Kansas (11/25), tallying six points with two 3-pointers
▪ Scored 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting at IPFW (12/5), 1-for-3 from beyond the arc
▪ Went 3-for-5 from long range and posted 18 points versus Green Bay (12/13), dishing out four assists
▪ Posted 21 points at SeattleU (12/17) on 6-of-13 shooting
▪ Drained 6-of-7 from deep and finished with career highs in points (22), steals (4) and 3-pointers made vs. Alma College (12/28) in just 18 minutes
▪ Had 18 points and connected on 4-of-5 shots from three-point range versus Southern Utah (1/16)
▪ Tallied 13 points on 3-of-6 shooting from long range at North Dakota State (1/21)
▪ Matched a career high with four steals at IUPUI (1/28), scoring 12 points
▪ Tallied a game-high 19 points, including 5-of-5 from three, and made a huge trey with 26 seconds left in the game with the score tied at Western Illinois (1/30)
▪ Tallied 16 points versus Oral Roberts (2/6) and went 6-of-12 from the floor, 4-of-6 from deep
▪ Went 6-for-6 from the free throw line and scored 20 points at UMKC (2/13), finishing 2-for-4 from beyond the arc
▪ Tied his career high with an 8-for-8 performance from the charity stripe versus IPFW (2/27) and came up with a big block and two free throws with 21 seconds left in the game to preserve a three-point win, scoring 17 points
▪ Went 6-for-12 from the floor in the quarterfinals versus UMKC (3/6), finishing with 16 points
▪ Despite a poor shooting performance (5-17), scored 16 points in championship game versus IUPUI (3/9) in a career-high 38 minutes
▪ Scored seven points and grabbed two rebounds in 27 minutes against No. 18 Pittsburgh in NCAA tournament

2008-09
▪ Sat out season due to NCAA transfer rule

AT ST. JOHN'S
2007-08 HIGHLIGHTS
▪ Started in 10 of 29 games played in for the Red Storm ▪ Finished third on the team with 9.1 points per game
▪ Reached double figures in 13 games
▪ Scored a career-high 19 in the opener versus St. Francis (11/14)
▪ Poured in 17 points at South Florida (2/2), draining all three attempts from behind the arc
▪ Grabbed a career-high six rebounds at Rutgers (2/6)
▪ Shot better than 40 percent from three-point land (53-132) to lead the squad
▪ Tallied 15 assists and 14 steals on the season

2006-07 HIGHLIGHTS
▪ Played in all 31 games as a rookie
▪ Averaged 4.0 points, 1.1 rebounds and 12.7 minutes per contest
▪ Led the team in three-point accuracy (25-of-58, 43.1 percent)
▪ Ranked fourth on the squad with 25 3-pointers
▪ Made at least one long-range shot in 17 contests, including a career-high three vs. No. 21 Notre Dame (Jan. 23)
▪ Also led the Red Storm in free throw percentage (11-of-13, 84.6 percent)
▪ Tied a then career-high with 11 points and had two rebounds in his BIG EAST Tournament debut versus No. 18 Marquette (3/7)
▪ Added eight points in just 12 minutes off the bench in BIG EAST opener vs. DePaul (1/3)

Top Athletic Performance
▪ Burying a 3-pointer with under 1 minute to play to help Oakland upset No. 7 Tennesee (12/14/10), 89-82, in Knoxville.

High School
▪ Four-year letterwinner in basketball for coach Lou Dawkins
▪ Led the Trojans to a 22-4 overall record and a trip to the state semifinals
▪ Team attained No. 1 AP ranking in the state of Michigan as a senior
▪ Keyed the Saginaw squad with a 21.0 points per game average, to go along with 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals as a senior
▪ Was a finalist for Mr. Basketball in his final season
▪ An all-state and all-conference selection
▪ Also named to the all-area "Dream Team" as a senior
▪ Participated in Michigan All-Star Game and Michigan vs. Ohio All-Star Game
▪ Played foootball as a freshman

Personal
Full Name: Larry Douglas Wright
Birthdate: June 11, 1987
Parents: Karen Wright and Larry Essex
▪ Mother played college basketball at Norfolk State University

Major
Human Resources Development

CAREER BESTS
Points: 24 vs. Valparaiso (12/21/10)
Rebounds: 12 vs. Rochester College (12/20/10)
Assists: 7 at Wright State (11/23/10)
Field Goals: 9 vs. South Dakota State (2/19/11)
Field Goal Attempts: 18 vs. Eastern Michigan (11/14/09)
3-Pt. Field Goals: 6 (3 times), Last vs. Alma College (12/28/09)
3-Pt. FG Attempts: 9 (3 times), Last at IUPUI (2/5/11)
Free Throws: 9 vs. Valparaiso (12/21/10)
Free Throw Attempts: 11 at Ohio (11/15/10)
Steals: 4 (3 times), Last at IUPUI (1/28/10)
Blocks: 2 (5 times), Last at UMKC (2/24/11)
Minutes: 40- at Tennessee (12/14/10)

Miscellaneous
Double-Figure Scoring: 48
20-point Scoring: 8
5 or more 3-pointers made: 6

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