Georgia Tech men's basketball tops FAMU behind performances from Wright and Okogie
Jackets experiencing sensory overload with exposure to Chinese culture, all while focusing on winning their season opener
Jackets’ coaching staff saw something in the raw talent and athletic ability of Moses Wright
Photos from Georgia Tech men's basketball vs. Georgia - Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017
Georgia Tech men's basketball at Wofford, December 6, 2017, Richardson Indoor Stadium (photos by Mike Slade)
Scenes from Tech's practice and visit to Shanghai Disney on Wednesday, November 8, 2017
The Yellow Jackets drove to the Dragon Sports Centre to conduct their first full practice in China, Sunday afternoon.
On their first full day in China, the Yellow Jackets went for a morning walk by West Lake in Hangzhou.
Rapidly growing forward from Raleigh, N.C., who is described as a "late-bloomer" whose best basketball is ahead of him ... Has grown four inches and added 40 pounds since his sophomore year in high school ... Has good athleticism and shot-blocking ability ... Can play multiple positions, has a good basketball IQ and is tough ... First North Carolina native to sign with Tech since Anthony Morrow (Charlotte), who played at Tech from 2004-08 and is an eight-year NBA veteran.
2017-18 - Game-by-Game Statistics
Raw, but athletic froncourt player who has played basketball competitively only since age 14 before signing with Tech last spring ... With development, has the ability to impact the game at both ends with his shooting, rebounding and shot-blocking ability ... Started Tech’s opener against UCLA (went 0-for-6 in 16 minutes), but has come off the bench in every game since, averaging 14.4 minutes ... Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds against Bethune-Cookman, also scoring four points and recording three assists ... Scored season-high six points each against Tennessee and Wofford, with a three-pointer in each ... Had five big rebounds in 17 minutes against Northwestern
Under head coach Patrick Paye, employed a deft inside-out offensive attack while his 7-foot-2 wingspan allowed him to wreak havoc on the glass ... In his senior season, led his team in scoring (22.0 ppg), rebounding (11.0 rpg), blocks (2.0 bpg) and three-point shooting (41.0 pct.) ... Earned all-conference and all-region honors his senior season and was also selected to play in the North Carolina -- South Carolina All-Star game ... Played for the Garner Road Elite in the AAU circuit, from which coach Dwayne West has sent players like Isaiah Hicks (North Carolina) and T.J. Warren (NC State) to ACC programs ... Also played and lettered one year in tennis.
Full name is Moses Anthony Wright ... Born December 23, 1998 in Raleigh, N.C. ... Son of Gerald (deceased) and Calla Wright ... Has an older brother, Robert ... Began playing basketball by trying out for his high school team at the age of 14 ... Enjoys swimming and working puzzles ... Plans to study business administration.