Wright didn’t keep in touch regularly with his former Arizona coaches and teammates once he started playing in Europe. Murphy remembers running into him at an NBA Summer League game in 2004 or 2005, but not hearing much aside from that. Rosborough, however, got a call from Wright about a year before his death. He said he was interested in coming back to Arizona to finish his degree once his playing career was over. Wright never got the chance, but after he died, his former teammates and coaches set up an endowment in his name to provide scholarships to former Arizona student-athletes who want to return to school to finish their degrees. The campaign drew donations from former teammates like Luke Walton, now coach of the Los Angeles Lakers; Josh Pastner, a graduate assistant while Wright was a Wildcat, and now head coach at Georgia tech; and Richard Jefferson, who won a championship in June with the Cleveland Cavaliers. http://wowcameronortiz.helphealfran.org/2016/11/27/some-simple-information-on-prudent-products-in-vocation/The effort raised nearly $70,000. “He kept to himself, but he was tough, he has hard-nosed, he was a great teammate,” Pastner said. “Everyone loved him at Arizona.” Myles Ma may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Graham had 11 assists, setting a new career high after recording nine against Siena last week. Beyond Grahams magnificent passing and Azubuikes earth-throttling slams, Mason scored a game-high 21 points on 5-of-5 shooting from deep as if his drives and slashes to the rim werent tough enough to stop. Defensive highlight: Midway through the second half, Graham reached on the perimeter for a steal, took a dribble and found Jackson streaking to the rim for a big dunk that forced an Asheville timeout and brought the Allen Fieldhouse crowd to its feet. It was a bit of deja vu from the end of the first half. Graham dove for a loose ball and pushed it ahead to Vick from the ground, leading to an open-court dunk for Jackson. KU had four steals, but the two from Graham brought the loudest cheers from the Jayhawk faithful. Key stat: Shooting percentage. The name of the game is putting the ball into the basket and the Jayhawks were on fire from the floor. KU shot 62 percent (38-of-61), including a ridiculous 62-percent clip from behind the three-point line (13-of-21).
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