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Wright moves ... on

Tuesday April 21, 2009

Wright moves ... on

Transfer guard leaves uOttawa for pro shot


Guard Josh Wright will not return to the Gee-Gees men's basketball team next season.


The six-foot-one transfer from Utica, New York who played half a season in the CIS is hoping to secure a professional contract in Europe.


"It's something we thought would happen," said Gee-Gees men's head basketball coach Dave DeAveiro. "It was his goal to play pro somewhere."


Wright, 22, scored just under 17 points per game over 12 regular season games with uOttawa after joining the Gee-Gees in December, 2008 following three seasons at Syracuse.


It is not known where Wright intends to play. A call to his home in New York State was not returned.


"We're going to miss Josh," said DeAveiro, who may move fifth-year guard Josh Gibson-Bascombe to point guard in Wright's absence.


"It gives a chance for others to step up."