A couple of years ago in Raleigh, Phenom Hoops had the pleasure of watching Moses Wright at Enloe high school, as he dominated most of his competition. Many considered him a late-bloomer and that certainly was fair to say, with Wright really starting to earn his name around the state of North Carolina his senior year in which he averaged 22 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks per game.
His recruitment started to pick up as well, eventually earning his biggest offer from Georgia Tech and committing in April of 2017.
Wright’s playmaking ability both inside and out, along with his 7’2 wingspan and shot-blocking allowed him to receive early playing time as a freshman at Georgia Tech, averaging 16 minutes and 3.6 points per game. Those numbers continued in his sophomore year but much like his high school career, it was only a matter of time for Wright to shine.
As a junior now for the Yellow Jackets, Wright is showing off the potential he had and what the coaches saw in him at Enloe high school.
Now averaging 13.6 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.3 block, and shooting 54.9 percent from the floor, Wright seemingly is continuing to flourish in conference play and becoming a focal point in Georgia Tech’s offense.
Averaging over 30+ minutes and reaching double figures in 11 of his last 12 games, Wright’s ability to score inside and out, be a consistent rebounder, and a difference-maker on the defensive end is really starting to flourish; some of his dominant performances are coming against some of the premier programs in college basketball as well as in ACC play. Take a look at some of his best outings so far:
Vs. NC State (Season-Opener): 12 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks
vs. Kentucky: 13 points (6-for-11), 10 rebounds, 3 steals
vs. Houston: 19 points, 10 rebounds
vs. Florida State: 13 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 steals
vs. North Carolina: 22 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks
vs. Duke: 12 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists
vs. Boston College: 18 points, 10 rebounds
Coming out of high school, some had their speculations on if Wright could handle playing in the ACC and the load that comes with it. But it would be fair to say that the proof is there; Wright is showing that he can battle and play with the best, and credit that to the staff at Georgia Tech of seeing his potential.