Wright, McNally Named Men's Basketball Captains

Keith Wright (left) and Oliver McNally are Harvard's 111th and 112th captains.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Juniors Keith Wright and Oliver McNally have been elected men's basketball captains for the upcoming campaign, Harvard announced Wednesday.  For the second straight season, Harvard will have two captains, as McNally and Wright will serve as the 111th and 112th captains of Crimson men's basketball. 

McNally, a guard from San Francisco, Calif., averaged 7.0 points per game and shot 44 percent from the field (58-of-132) last season, including a 39-percent mark from beyond the arc.  He ranked second on the Crimson in free-throw percentage (.833), nailing 55-of-66 chances from the charity stripe.  McNally, who stands at 6-3, was also third on the team with 87 assists and averaged 2.6 rebounds per contest. He was the recipient of the John Harnice '84 Spirit Award, which is presented to the player who best exemplifies John's spirit, dedication, and concern for his fellow man.

Wright, who hails from Suffolk, Va., stood third on the Crimson with 8.9 points per game, while finishing second with 4.6 boards per contest.  A 6-8 forward, Wright shot over 56 percent overall (97-of-173) to rank second in the Ivy League and 69 percent from the free-throw line (20-of-29). He blocked 32 shots to lead the team and also made 10 assists and 14 steals. 

McNally, Wright and the Crimson open their season by visiting George Mason Saturday, Nov. 13.  Harvard will then host Holy Cross for the team's home opener Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.