« Men’s Basketball 2014-15

Cameron Wright

School

Pittsburgh

Position
Guard
Major
Business, already graduated...

Classroom

Wright was the 2013-14 ACC’s Skip Prosser Award, honoring the league’s top men’s basketball scholar-athlete. He is a four-time All-League All-Academic Team member (2013-14 ACC, 2010-13 Big East), a four-time University of Pittsburgh Scholar-Athlete (2010-14), a three-time University of Pittsburgh team Academic Excellence Award winner (2010-11, 2012-13, 2013-14), and a University of Pittsburgh Jaron Brown Pursuit of Academic Excellence Award winner (2011-12). He graduated with a marketing degree and is pursuing a second business major in human resources management, and he has a 3.145 grade-point average while taking regular business courses.

Character

Wright is the team co-captain and a leader with outstanding work ethic. He is a fifth-year player who redshirted his freshman season. He plays hard and studies hard and is competitive but always displays a professional demeanor. Wright’s father passed away from brain cancer prior to the 2012-13 season, but Wright was an inspiration to those around him by showing dedication to his family and teammates. He is the epitome of the ideal student-athlete, and the ACC and University of Pittsburgh are fortunate that he represents them on and off the court. After his father passed away prior to Pitt’s 2012-13 season opener against Mount St. Mary’s, Wright played in the season opener anyway saying that his father would have wanted it that way. He also put the letters FMF (“For My Father”) on his shoes.

Community

Wright is extremely involved in the community, both in Pittsburgh and his hometown of Cleveland. He also spent two weeks volunteering at an orphanage in Haiti this summer as part of the University of Pittsburgh’s annual visit to the country. He is involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and Maggie Dixon Foundation. He volunteered at the Maggie Dixon Heart Health Fair, was a speaker at North Hills School District Highcliff Elementary School, visited kids in the hospital at the Our Lady Children’s Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, participated in visits to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, spoke and volunteered at University Prep High School, visited sick children and youth at the Children’s Hopsital in Lawrenceville, Pa., and participates in VA hospital visits.

Competition

This will be Wright’s second year starting at off-guard. He also is a team co-captain in 2014-15. As a junior, he averaged 10.5 points (377 points), 3.3 rebounds (117 rebounds) and 2.6 assists (92 assists) per game. He also led the Panthers in steals (66) and converted 45.6 percent (152-333) of his field goal attempts in 36 games and 36 starts. He reached double figure scoring 20 times on the year, and his career stats include 592 points (5.7 ppg.), 217 rebounds (2.1 rpg) and 149 assists in 1,998 minutes and 104 games with 47 starts. He reached double figure scoring in 24 career games, and his career-highs include 20 points vs. Duquesne (Nov. 30, 2013), 9 rebounds at Miami (Feb. 5, 2014), and eight assists vs. Albany (Dec. 31, 2013). He hit a trick shot that was named the ESPN SportsCenter Play of the Day on November 6, 2013. Wright’s shot was converted while sitting down at halfcourt with his back to the basket. He threw the ball over his head and banked it in.