ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

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Wright Agrees to Contract with Uppsala Basket

Keith Wright is Harvard's all-time shot blocker with 149 rejections (Patrick Shanahan).

UPPSALA, Sweden -- Former Harvard standout Keith Wright ’12 has signed a contract to play with Uppsala Basket, a professional team in the top Swedish basketball league Ligan.

Wright, a former two-time co-captain of the Crimson who hails from Suffolk, Va., was a two-time All-Ivy League selection, earning Ivy Player of the Year honors in 2011. A forward, Wright helped Harvard win back-to-back Ivy League titles in 2011 and 2012 while serving as team co-captain.
 
He averaged 10.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game as a senior, as the Crimson earned a berth in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1946. Harvard finished 26-5 overall and 12-2 in the Ivy League, while moving to as high as No. 21 in the national polls.
 
Wright concluded his Harvard career first in program history with 149 blocks, while ranking fifth with 743 career rebounds and 16th with 1,178 career points.  Following his senior season, Wright was selected to play in the NABC All-Star Game during the Final Four in New Orleans, La., and he earned NABC All-District honors for the second consecutive year.