Watching teams on the court in college, there are several players that we have an opportunity to watch grow up and take everyone by surprise in what they have ultimately become and accomplished. Moses Wright from Georgia Tech is one that many could say has surprised with his production and when you look back at where he was years ago in high school to where he is today, players around the country could easily learn something from him.
Phenom Hoops followed Wright in high school at Enloe. If you don’t know the story yet, basketball wasn’t always on top of Wright’s mind, a story that can be found back in 2017 from the News & Observer (Link).
But Wright started to catch the attention of scouts and coaches with his play, especially in his senior year of high school, in which he averaged 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks, using his terrific wingspan, his mobility and athleticism, and developing skillset on the court.
He was certainly labeled as a late-bloomer, as Wright wasn’t known by many early but eventually ended up becoming an ACC-recruit. Georgia Tech knew that there was something there about this young man but he still was needing development in his game.
Wright received valuable experience early on at the next level as a freshman, continued to work hard and earn playing time as a sophomore, and really started to make his presence as a junior, becoming a talented forward and presence around the rim.
Now, from where he started at Enloe high school, being a player that many didn’t even know, to now averaging 21.3 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.5 blocks per game at Georgia Tech, it truly is a story that many players can follow.
A story of being a player that can bloom late, one that can continue to work hard and achieve things that many didn’t expect, and a story on never giving up and working hard; Wright has proved all doubters wrong and is now a known name throughout the ACC.