Joel Wright
Joel  Wright


Brooklyn, N.Y.

High School:
Thomas Jefferson

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 220



Prep School:
Brittain Academy (N.C.)

Native of Kingston, Jamaica moved to the United States at age 10 ... nicknamed "Air Jamaica" for his athletic ability ... committed to Duquesne in August of 2010 ... exels at running the floor ... expected to provide immediate help in the frontcourt.

Prior to Duquesne
Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. (head coach Lawrence Pollard) ... averaged 25 points and 20 rebounds per game in leading Jefferson to the Class AA PSAL semifinal as a junior ... averaged 23 points and 17 rebounds during the Orange Wave playoff run ... scored 54 points and had 30 rebounds in a 133-50 win over Grady in January of 2009 ... scored over 1,500 points and pulled down over 1,000 rebounds in three seasons at Thomas Jefferson ... broke former Thomas Jefferson and Rutgers star Phil Sellers' school rebounding record ... played one year at Brittain Academy in Greensboro, N.C. ... scored 45 points against Quality Education and top 2011-12 recruit Quincy Miller in 2010 ... was rated as the eighth-best 2010 fifth-year player in the nation by Hoop Scoop.

Did not start playing organized basketball until the eighth grade ... didn't participate in organized sports in his native Jamaica ... grew from 5-11 to 6-4 in middle school ... began dunking the basketball by the end of eighth grade, which led to his nickname of "Air Jamaica" ... originally committed to Fordham in January of 2009, but reneged when head coach Dereck Whittenburg was replaced as coach five games into the 2009-10 season ... verbally committed to Manhattan in the summer of 2010 but opted not to sign a National Letter of Intent with the Jaspers ... undeclared liberal arts major ... full name is Joel Wayne Wright ... date of birth: 1/14/90.


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