2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11
2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11

Monica Wright

Position: Guard/Forward
Height: 5-10
Weight: 170 lbs.
WNBA Team: Minnesota Lynx
School: University of Virginia '10
Twitter: @monnie22

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Gold Medal: 2007 U19 World Championship.
  • Silver Medal: 2005 USA Youth Development Festival.
  • Named to the 2013 USA National Team mini-camp roster, but was competing in the WNBA Finals and unable to attend.
  • Member of the 2007 USA U19 World Championship Team that went 9-0 en route to capturing gold in Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • Participated in the 2006 USA U18 National Team Trials.
  • Member of the 2005 USA Youth Development Festival White Team that went 2-3 and earned the silver medal.
  • Established a then-Festival record for most steals (23) and tied the all-time Festival single-game record for steals (eight vs. Red in preliminary play).

Professional Notes:

  • Drafted: No. 2 by the Minnesota Lynx in 2010.
  • WNBA titles: 2011, 2013.
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team: 2010.
  • EuroLeague All-Star Game: 2011.
  • Helped the Lynx post a WNBA-best 26-8 record in 2013 and capture a second WNBA title in three years.
  • Played two seasons in Europe, 2010-11 for Lotos Gdynia (Poland) and 2011-12 for Botas SC (Turkey), and last season played for the Dandenong Rangers (Australia).

College Notes:

  • During her four years, Virginia compiled an 88-45 record (.662), advanced to three NCAA Tournaments and to the 2007 WNIT quarterfinals.
  • WBCA Defensive Player of the Year (2010).
  • WBCA and USBWA All-American (2010), Associated Press All-American first team (2010) and honorable mention (2008, 2009).
  • Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year (2010), All-ACC first team (2009, 2010) and second team (2008), ACC Defensive Player of the Year (2010), ACC All-Defensive Team (2008, 2010), ACC  All-Tournament Team (2008, 2010), ACC Rookie of the Year and ACC All-Freshman Team (2007).
  • Joined Dawn Staley as only UVA player with 2,000 points, 700 rebounds, 350 steals and 300 assists.
  • National Player of the Year finalist: Naismith and Wooden Award (2009, 2010) and Wade Trophy (2009).
  • Virginia’s all-time career scoring leader wtih 2,540 points.

Personal Notes:

  • Born on July 15, 1988, in San Antonio, Texas, but hails from Woodbridge, Va.
  • Engaged to 2012 Olympic and 2010 FIBA World Championship gold medalist Kevin Durant.
  • Daughter of Garry and Lynette Wright, both of whom are retired from the U.S. Air Force; has one brother, Gerald.
  • Her father played football at Lamar (Texas), and her brother ran cross-country at Texas A&M.
  • Tallied 1,913 points in four seasons at Forest Park High School (Va.) and won state titles in 2004 and 2006.
  • Also ran track and was the 400-meter regional champion, the long jump and 200-meter district champion and sixth-place finisher in the state Class 3A 400-meters.
  • USA Today All-USA first team, Parade Magazine All-America second team and WBCA and McDonald’s All-American (2006), and was the Gatorade Virginia Player of the Year (2006).
  • Associated Press Class 3A and Virginia High School Coaches Association State Player of the Year (2006).
USA Basketball Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2011 U19
9/9
32- 70
.457
5- 16
.313
19- 26
.731
22/ 2.4
88/ 9.8
18
0
21
2005 DF-Wh
5/2
19- 52
.365
0- 1
.000
6- 13
.462
20/ 4.0
44/ 8.8
9
0
23
Totals
14/11
51- 122
.419
5- 17
.294
25- 39
.641
42/ 3.0
132/ 9.4
27
0
44

WNBA Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2013
33/ 3
110- 257
.428
10- 39
.256
68- 86
.791
96/ 2.9
298/ 9.0
76
6
34
2012
34/ 7
103- 225
.458
16- 44
.364
71- 96
.740
82/ 2.4
293/ 8.6
66
6
35
2011
29/ 0
53- 140
.379
7- 27
.259
36- 48
.750
47/ 1.6
149/ 5.1
31
5
23
2010
34/24
139- 376
.370
32- 94
.340
68- 83
.819
97/ 2.9
378/ 11.1
50
7
34
Totals
130/34
405- 998
.406
65- 204
.319
243- 313
.776
322/ 2.5
1118/ 8.6
223
24
126

College Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2009-10
31/ 31
270- 605
.446
31- 99
.313
163- 201
.811
200/ 6.5
734/ 23.7
79
18
115
2008-09
34/ 34
271- 646
.420
37- 130
.285
117- 157
.745
190/ 5.6
696/ 20.5
104
7
96
2007-08
34/ 34
228- 487
.468
41- 114
.360
101- 137
.737
169/ 5.0
598/ 17.6
85
19
82
2006-07
34/ 34
193- 469
.412
23- 96
.240
103- 135
.763
205/ 6.0
512/ 15.1
76
15
79
Totals
133/133
962-2207
.436
132- 439
.301
484- 630
.768
764/ 5.7
2540/ 19.1
344
59
372