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Shereka Wright
Shereka Wright

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Copperas Cove, Texas

High School:
Copperas Cove

Height:
5-10

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
09/21/1981



03/03/2014

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Shereka Wright's 2003-04 Game-By-Game and Career Statistics through March 27 in PDF Format
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Scouting Wright: All-America and player of the year candidate ... extremely quick first step ... great scorer and can get to the free throw line.

Wright in 2002-03: First team All-Big Ten (coaches and media) ... honorable mention Kodak All-American ... third team All-American by The Associated Press ... Naismith Award and Wade Trophy finalist ... started all 34 games played ... led Purdue in scoring (18.9) and rebounding (6.3) ... averaged 15.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists in the NCAA Tournament ... scored game-high 25 points vs. No. 1 Connecticut in the NCAA East Regional final ... NCAA East Regional All-Tournament Team pick ... averaged 19.7 points and 7.7 rebounds in the Big Ten Tournament ... Big Ten Tournament?'s Most Outstanding Player ... recorded double-double (19/11) vs. No. 22 Ohio State in title game ... ranked third in the Big Ten in points per game; ranked second in conference games only ... Purdue?'s scoring leader 20 times and rebounding leader 12 times ... led in both categories seven times ... double-figure scorer in 31 of 34 games played ... scored 20 or more points 15 times, including eight times in Big Ten play ... scored season-high 28 points at No. 12 Minnesota and vs. Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament ... recorded double-doubles at Michigan State (18/12) and vs. Notre Dame (12/10) in the NCAA Tournament ... Purdue?'s all-time leader in free throw makes (571) and attempts (793) ... averaged 9.1 attempts and 6.8 makes from the free throw line per game ... made school-record 16 free throws on 18 attempts vs. No. 12 Penn State ... made 11-of-11 free throws vs. No. 23 Ohio State ... became Purdue?'s 18th 1,000-point scorer on Nov. 28 (vs. Savannah State) ... Big Ten Player of the Week for week ending Dec. 15 ... MVP of WBCA/Basketball Travelers Classic ... suffered broken bone in left hand vs. Iowa on Jan. 23; missed second half of that game.

Wright in 2001-02: Kodak All-District ... Naismith Award finalist ... finalist for ESPN The Magazine?'s Swing Forward of the Year Award ... first team All-Big Ten (unanimous by coaches) ... two-time Big Ten Player of the Week (12/2, 2/17) ... started all 30 games, averaging a team-high 19.0 points ... led Purdue in blocks (1.3) and ranked second in rebounds (6.6) ... averaged 18.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in the Big Ten Tournament ... averaged 17.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in the NCAA Tournament ... double-figure scorer in 29 of 30 games, including the last 26 in a row ... Purdue?'s high scorer 19 times and high rebounder 10 times ... game-high scorer 15 times ... scored 20 or more points 13 times ... scored school-record 40 points at Michigan ... posted four double-doubles.

Wright in 2000-01: Appeared in all 38 games, with seven starts ... averaged 9.9 points and 4.7 rebounds ... Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection ... NCAA Women?'s Final Four All-Tournament Team pick after averaging 14.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks vs. No. 15 Southwest Missouri State and No. 2 Notre Dame ... averaged 11.2 points and 5.3 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament ... averaged 9.0 points and 4.3 rebounds in the Big Ten Tournament ... double-figure scorer 20 times ... scored season-high 25 points vs. Michigan.

Wright at Copperas Cove High School: 2000 USA Today Player of the Year ... 2000 Gatorade National Player of the Year ... 2000 Rawlings/WBCA Player of the Year ... first team Parade All-American ... Nike/WBCA All-American ... averaged 25.4 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.9 blocks per game as a senior ... MVP of the prestigious national Tournament of Champions as a junior and senior ... set school records with 3,269 points, 1,148 rebounds and 220 blocks ... became the 36th player and fourth Texan to record 3,000 points in a high school career ... helped Cove to 118-10 four-year record ... ranked No. 9 prospect by Blue Star and No. 26 by All-Star Girls Report ... basketball coach was Skip Townsend.

Wright?'s Vitals: Given name Shereka Monique Wright ... born Sept. 21, 1981 ... parents are Mary and Walter Wright ... has an older brother, Antwon ... majoring in health and fitness.