Cameron Wright enters his third and redshirt sophomore 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. Wright is an athletic wing with height who slashes to the basket for layups on north/south drives. He 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. Wright is also an excellent student who has been said to work as hard in the classroom as he does on the floor.
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...Finished with a career-high four steals in 11 minutes played vs. Villanova, 2/5...Scored 10 points, 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.
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.
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 in helping 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.
Born Cameron W. Wright on January 1, 1992...Son of Kevin and Cheryl Wright...Has a sister Kristin...Honor Roll student...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...Economics major.
Points: 13, Robert Morris, 11/27/11. FG made: 6, Robert Morris, 11/27/11. FG attempts: 7, Robert Morris, 11/27/11. 3FG Made: 1, three times- St. John's, 2/29/12; at Syracuse, 1/16/12; Robert Morris, 11/27/11. 3FG attempts: 2, four times- at Syracuse, 1/16/12; Wagner, 12/23/11; VMI, 12/6/11, at Tennessee, 12/3/11. FT made: 4, St. Francis, Pa., 12/20/11. FT attempts: 4, St. Francis, Pa., 12/20/11. Rebounds: 7, at Syracuse, 1/16/12. Off. Rebs.: 2, three times- at Washington State, 3/26/12; at Notre Dame, 12/27/11; Robert Morris, 11/27/11. Def. Rebs.: 7, at Syracuse, 1/16/12. Assists: 3, at Syracuse, 1/16/12. Steals: 4, Villanova, 2/5/12. Blocks: 1, five times. Minutes: 25, at Tennessee, 12/3/11.
Points: 13, Robert Morris, 11/27/11. FG made: 6, Robert Morris, 11/27/11. FG attempts: 7, Robert Morris, 11/27/11. 3FG Made: 1, three times- St. John's, 2/29/12; at Syracuse, 1/16/12; Robert Morris, 11/27/11. 3FG attempts: 2, four times- at Syracuse, 1/16/12; Wagner, 12/23/11; VMI, 12/6/11, at Tennessee, 12/3/11. FT made: 4, St. Francis, Pa., 12/20/11. FT attempts: 4, St. Francis, Pa., 12/20/11. Rebounds: 7, at Syracuse, 1/16/12. Off. Rebs.: 2, three times- at Washington State, 3/26/12; at Notre Dame, 12/27/11; Robert Morris, 11/27/11. Def. Rebs.: 7, at Syracuse, 1/16/12. Assists: 3, at Syracuse, 1/16/12. Steals: 4, Villanova, 2/5/12. Blocks: 1, three times. Minutes: 25, at Tennessee, 12/3/11.