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Wright Selected to Lou Henson Preseason All-America Team

Keith Wright and the Crimson have won 17 straight home games (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior co-captain Keith Wright, who was recently named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50, has been selected to  the Lou Henson Preseason All-America team.

The Lou Henson All-America team honors the top Mid-Major players in Division I college basketball.
 
Wright, a forward from Suffolk, Va., has earned several preseason accolades this year. Wright has been named the Preseason Ivy League Player of the Year by Rivals.com and was selected to the Rivals.com, CBS Sports, CollegeHoopsNet and College Sports Madness Preseason All-Ivy teams.
 
Wright, the reigning Ivy League Player of the Year, was a Lou Henson All-America and Associated Press All-America honorable mention choice last season, and garnered unanimous All-Ivy League first-team accolades in 2010-11.
 
Wright, who will be entering his second season as co-captain of the Crimson, led Harvard in scoring (14.8 points per game) and rebounds (8.3 rpg) a year ago. He finished second in the Ancient Eight with 12 double-doubles and was second in the league in rebounding and third in scoring. Wright blocked 54 shots during the 2010-11 season, which ranks second in school history for a single season and stood 15th in the nation with a .584 shooting percentage. 

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 last year. 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.

Wright and the Crimson opens the 2011-12 campaign at home by hosting MIT at Lavietes Pavilion Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.