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  Cameron Wright
Cameron Wright

Player Profile
Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Cleveland, Ohio

High School:
Benedictine H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 205

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
01/01/1992

Experience:
2L

03/01/2014

Pittsburgh Outlasts Notre Dame In OT, 85-81

Panthers defeat Irish in overtime

11/12/2013

Men's Basketball Dominates the Boards in 75-54 Win Over Fresno State

Talib Zanna records a double-double and the Panthers outrebound Fresno State, 48-25.

10/07/2013

This Week in Panthers Athletics

Mechael Guess earns first career Pitt Athlete of the Week honors

03/13/2013

No. 4 Men's Basketball Plays No. 5 Seed Syracuse on Thursday

Tipoff is at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN; Pitt has won six of its last seven and 14 of its last 18 vs. Syracuse.

02/18/2013

No. 20 Pittsburgh Falls to No. 16 Notre Dame, 51-42

Woodall leads Panthers with 11 points in loss.

03/22/2014

#9 Pittsburgh vs. #1 Florida - 3/22/14

Men's basketball, USATSI gallery

03/20/2014

NCAA Second Round: Pittsburgh vs. Colorado

USATSI Gallery

03/15/2014

Pitt vs. Virginia

Pitt takes on Virginia in the Semifinal of the ACC Tournament

03/08/2014

Pittsburgh vs. Clemson

Pitt men's basketball

02/23/2014

Pittsburgh vs. Florida State (USATSI)

Pittsburgh vs. Florida State (USATSI)

Cameron Wright Bio(pdf) | 2011-12 Game-by-Game |

THE STORYLINE

Cameron Wright enters his fourth and redshirt junior season at Pitt after contributing primarily at the off-guard position last year. A quick and athletic defender with size, Wright is described as a "complete" package who fits perfectly into Pitt's style of play. He is physical and competitive, can defend and rebound in traffic, runs the floor, has a solid mid-range game and his shot is improving. An athletic wing with height who slashes to the basket for layups on north/south drives, Wright is explosive and aggressive in the open court and attacks the rim with his slashing ability. He also has a presence on the offensive glass, is agile, has proven to be a tough defender and has good athleticism. Wright plays with energy and urgency on both ends of the floor and will be a capable multiple position defender in Pitt's defensive system. An excellent student, Wright has been said to work as hard in the classroom as he does on the floor. He enters the 2013-14 season with the opportunity to earn more playing time and make a significant impact.

CAREER

Played in 68 career games with 11 starts...Saw action in 887 career minutes with 215 points and 100 rebounds...Three-time Big East Academic All-Star selection.

2012-13

Played in 31 of 33 games with one start at off guard...Two double figure scoring games...Earned Best Defensive Player and Academic Excellence Awards at team banquet...Named a Big East Academic All-Star...Provided a huge lift off the bench, by making several key plays including a dunk, then a steal and dunk, scored seven points (3-3 FG) and finished with a career-high three assists and two blocked shots in 24 minutes played at DePaul, 3/9...Scored eight points with a career-high 4-6 free throw shooting night vs. Seton Hall, 2/4...Hit a key 3-pointer and two key free throws in seven point performance vs. Syracuse, 2/2...Totaled eight points (4-5 FG) with four rebounds vs. DePaul, 1/26...Finished with four points, three assists and two rebounds at Georgetown, 1/8...Scored 10 points (5-9 FG) vs. Cincinnati, 12/31...Finished with 10 points (5-9 FG), four rebounds and three steals vs. North Florida, 12/8...Scored six points (2-4 FG) with four rebounds and defended Ray McCallum vs. Detroit, 12/1...Played in a then season-high 21 minutes vs. Howard, 11/27...Missed the Oakland game due to his father's funeral...Finished with eight points and hit a career-high 2-2 3-pointers in nine minutes vs. Michigan, 11/21...Scored eight points (3-4 FG) with three rebounds and two steals off the bench vs. Mount St. Mary's 11/9.

2011-12

Played in 37 games with 10 starts...Started eight consecutive games at off guard from Dec. 3-Jan. 1, along with the season's final two contests...Reached double figure scoring in two games on year...Earned team's Jaron Brown Pursuit of Academic Excellence Award at team banquet...Named a Big East Academic All-Star...Finished with a career-high four steals in 11 minutes played vs. Villanova, 2/5...Scored 10 points and surpassed career-highs for rebounds (seven) and assists (three) at Syracuse, 1/16...Played in a career-high 25 minutes in first career start at Tennessee, 12/3...Set career-highs for scoring (13 points), field goals made and attempts (6-7), minutes played (18) and rebounds (three) vs. Robert Morris, 11/27.

2010-11

Redshirted the 2010-11 season...Named a Big East Academic All Star...Received Academic Excellence Award at team banquet...Invited to tryout for the USA Basketball Under-19 team in Colorado Springs.

HIGH SCHOOL

A 2010 graduate of Benedictine High School in Cleveland, Ohio, where he played for head coach Rob Stircula...Named the Ohio Division II State Player of the Year, Division II First Team All-State, District II Player of the Year and First Team All-District II as a senior...Guided Benedictine to the state semifinals with a 22-5 record and helped the Bengals win 14 of their final 16 games...Concluded his senior year with a 69-62 state semifinal loss to Dunbar on March 25 at Value City Arena in Columbus...Three-time All-State selection and four-year varsity starter who concluded his four-year career as Benedictine's all-time career scorer with 1,655 points...Set the Bengals' all-time career scoring record during the sixth game of his senior season vs. Central Catholic, passing previous recordholder Eugene Freeman (1,278 points from 1991-94)...Averaged 19.3 points, seven rebounds, 4.2 assists and 3.2 steals and shot 35 percent from 3-point range as a senior...Finished with 21 points, six rebounds and four assists to help Benedictine rally back from a 14-point deficit to defeat defending state champion Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, 64-61...The win gave Benedictine its first state final four appearance since 1999...Finished with 27 points vs. Walsh Jesuit...Scored 32 points vs. Massillon...Named Ohio Division II First Team All-State and co-District II Player of the Year, sharing the honor with teammate and Central Michigan signee Derek Jackson, following his junior year...Averaged 20.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 4.5 steals per game in leading Benedictine to a 17-6 record as a junior...Scored 20 or more points in eight games during his junior season...Scored 29 points with 11 field goals against Walsh Jesuit...Named Ohio Division II Second Team All-State as a sophomore...Averaged 18.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game as a sophomore while leading the Bengals to a 19-6 record...Scored over 20 points in eight games...Scored a sophomore season-high 29 points two different times against both Youngstown Cardinal Mooney and Poland Seminary...Hit a 35-foot game winning shot to defeat Madison during his sophomore year...Averaged 15.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.7 assists in leading the Bengals to a 15-11 record and regional final appearance as a freshman...Started as a freshman...Delivered on a game-winning drive to give Benedictine a one point, 52-51, regional semifinal win over Fairless as a freshman...Ranked the nation's No. 74 recruit by Scout.com...Ranked the No. 126 recruit nationally by Bob Gibbons...Played AAU Basketball with the King James Shooting Stars, coached by Dru Joyce...Invited to play at the King City Classic.

PERSONAL

Born Cameron W. Wright on January 1, 1992...Son of Kevin and Cheryl Wright...Has a sister Kristin...Honor Roll student...Father Kevin passed away prior to Pitt's 2012-13 season opener vs. Mount St. Mary's. Father died of brain cancer, but Wright played in the season opener anyway, saying that his "father would have wanted it that way"...Wrote the letters FMF, "For My Father" on his shoes...Committed to Pitt on Sunday, August 9, 2009, after visiting the campus, saying it was an "unbelievable" visit and that he had "found his home"...Impressed with Pitt's facilities, but most impressed with the people and coaching staff...Committed less than 24 hours after visiting the campus...His best friend, backcourt partner and high school teammate Derek Jackson signed to play basketball at Central Michigan...Also considered Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Indiana, Notre Dame, UCLA, Georgia Tech and West Virginia...Enrolled in the College of Business Administration.

CAREER HIGHS

Points: 13, Robert Morris, 11/27/11.
FG made: 6, Robert Morris, 11/27/11.
FG attempts: 9, two times- Cincinnati, 12/31/13; North Florida, 12/8/12.
3FG Made: 2, vs. Michigan, 11/21/12.
3FG attempts: 2, five times- vs. Michigan, 11/21/12; at Syracuse, 1/16/12; Wagner, 12/23/11; VMI, 12/6/11, at Tennessee, 12/3/11.
FT made: 4, two times- Seton Hall, 2/4/13; St. Francis, Pa., 12/20/11.
FT attempts: 6, Seton Hall, 2/4/13.
Rebounds: 7, at Syracuse, 1/16/12.
Offensive Rebounds.: 2, six times- North Florida, 12/8/12; vs. Duquesne, 12/5/12; Detroit, 12/1/12; at Washington State, 3/26/12; at Notre Dame, 12/27/11; Robert Morris, 11/27/11.
Defensive Rebounds.: 7, at Syracuse, 1/16/12.
Assists: 3, five times- at DePaul, 3/9/13; Notre Dame, 2/18/13; at Georgetown, 1/8/13; Bethune-Cookman, 12/15/12; at Syracuse, 1/16/12.
Steals: 4, Villanova, 2/5/12.
Blocks: 2, at DePaul, 3/9/13.
Minutes: 26, at Georgetown, 1/8/13.

2012-13 SEASON HIGHS

Points: 10, two times- Cincinnati, 12/31; North Florida, 12/8.
Rebounds: 4, three times- DePaul, 1/26/13; North Florida, 12/8/12; Detroit, 12/1/12.
Assists: 3, five times- at DePaul, 3/9; Notre Dame, 2/18; Syracuse, 2/2; at Georgetown, 1/8/13; Bethune-Cookman, 12/15.
Steals: 3, two times- North Florida, 12/8/12; Fordham, 11/12.
Blocks: 2, at DePaul, 3/9.
Minutes: 26, at Georgetown, 1/8.

CAMERON WRIGHT FEATURE STORIES

Pittsburgh Panthers Sophomore Reaching For a Role in NCAA Tournament 2013, Marcy 17, 2013, Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Panthers backcourt has Wright stuff in early going, Dec. 8, 2012, Ray Fittipaldo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh guard grateful after student section's touching show of support, Nov. 29, 2012, Jeff Eisenberg, Yahoo!sports.com
Johnson, Wright plug big hole, Dec. 9, 2011, Paul Zeise, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Woodall's injury means early duty for youngsters, Dec. 5, 2011, Ray Fittipaldo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pitt Adds Cameron Wright to 2010 Class, Aug. 10, 2009, Jeff Borzello, NBE Basketball Report
Benedictine guard, former Ohio State recruit Cameron Wright headed to Pittsburgh, Aug. 13, 2009, Mike Peticca, Ohio HS Sports
Pitt's Cameron Wright Going to U19 World Championship Training Camp, June 6, 2011, WTAE Sports
Benedictine buddies might end up top scorers in boys basketball team's history says Terry Pluto, Feb. 12, 2010, Terry Pluto, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Benedictine senior Cameron Wright back in the college recruiting game: Terry Pluto, July 9, 2009, Terry Pluto, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cameron Wright Highlights, Youtube