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Wright Signs Summer League Contract with Dallas Mavericks

Keith Wright is the third former Harvard player to play in the NBA Summer League (Gil Talbot).

DALLAS – Two-time Harvard men's basketball co-captain Keith Wright '12 has joined the Dallas Mavericks Summer League team. Wright, who was the 2011 Ivy League Player of the Year, will suit up for five games between July 15-21 at the Thomas & Mack Center and the Cox Pavilion on the campus of UNLV in Las Vegas, Nev.

Dallas will open up its summer league schedule by facing Denver Sunday, July 15. The Mavericks will also play Toronto July 16, Atlanta July 18, New Orleans July 20 and San Antonio July 21. NBA TV will televise all summer league games, and complete broadcast information will be available at a later date at NBA.com.

Wright, a forward. was a two-time All-Ivy League selection, who helped the Crimson win its first Ivy League titles in 2011 and 2012. As a senior, Wright led Harvard with 8.1 rebounds per game, while ranking second on the team with 10.4 points per contest, as the Crimson finished 26-5 overall, including 12-2 in Ivy League play, and earned its first trip to the NCAA tournament since 1946.


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.

A native of Suffolk, Va., Wright is the third former Harvard player to have signed a contract with the NBA Summer League, joining Brian Cusworth '07 (New Orleans - 2010) and Jeremy Lin '10 (Dallas – 2010).