Wright Earns AP All-America Honors

Keith Wright blocked 54 shots during the 2010-11 season (Stephen Slade).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior forward Keith Wright, who was tabbed Ivy Player of the Year and was named to the Lou Henson All-America team, has earned Associated Press All-America honorable mention accolades, it was announced Monday.

Wright, a co-captain of the Crimson, becomes the first Harvard player to receive AP All-America honors since Joe Carrabino ’84-85 earned the distinction in 1984-85.

A unanimous All-Ivy League first-team choice, Wright was also tabbed to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District first team, as well as the Rush The Court All-Ivy Team.  After leading Harvard with 14.8 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per contest, he was also named the CollegeInsider Ivy League Player of the Year.

A native of Sullolk, Va., Wright was second in the Ivy League with 12 double-doubles and finished second in the league in rebounding and third in scoring. Wright scored in double figures in 27 games and started all 30 contests for the Crimson during his junior campaign. He blocked 54 shots, which ranks second in school history for a single season and ranked 15th in the country with a shooting percentage of .584. In 14 Ivy League games, Wright averaged 15.4 ppg, 8.9 rpg and 2.1 bpg.

Wright helped Harvard to the winningest season in program history, as the team posted a 23-7 overall record, to go along with a 12-2 mark in conference play. The Crimson earned a share of the program’s first Ivy title and received a berth in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) for the first time in school history.