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Justin Wright-Foreman

School

Hofstra University

Position
Guard
Major
Rhetorical Studies (BA) and a Linguistics minor

Classroom

Justin Wright-Foreman carries a 3.05 grade-point average as a rhetorical studies major and a linguistics minor. He was named to the Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll in both 2017-18 and 2016-17.

Character

Wright-Foreman is one of the hardest working student-athletes on the team, and his development from his freshman season until now speaks to his level of dedication to improving his game on a daily basis. In addition, he has been a very strong representative of the Hofstra men’s basketball program both in the classroom and the community, going the extra mile in everything he does to represent the university. He is truly a well-rounded student-athlete and one Hofstra is proud to showcase.

Community

For the past two years, Wright-Foreman has had the opportunity to work with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island organization with his teammates by hosting basketball clinics on campus. During those clinics he has worked with both the mentors and mentees to teach the group various basketball drills and techniques. In addition to volunteering on campus for basketball clinics, he has done the same at local schools California Avenue Elementary (Uniondale, New York) and St. Joseph’s School (Garden City, New York). Wright-Foreman has volunteered and played basketball with the Nassau Kings Wheelchair Basketball team.

During his time at Hofstra, Wright-Foreman has participated in the Colonial Athletic Association Food Drive challenge through which he and his teammates collected canned foods and donated all the non-perishables to Island Harvest. Wright-Foreman has been involved in the annual Yards for Yeardley event held in the spring semester to help bring awareness to the One Love Foundation’s mission, which is educating individuals on relationship abuse and understanding the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships.

Competition

Wright-Foreman is arguably one of the best individuals in Hofstra Basketball history. He put on a dazzling display in 2017-18 as he went on to win a slew of awards and averaged more than 24 points per game. The Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year, Wright-Foreman averaged 24.4 points per contest to rank fifth nationally and first on the team and in the conference. Wright-Foreman was just the fourth player in program history to earn CAA Player of the Year honors, joining Loren Stokes (2007), Charles Jenkins (2010 and 2011) and Juan’ya Green (2016). The awards came piling in for Wright-Foreman as in addition to his CAA Player of the Year honor he was also the ECAC Player of the Year, an Associated Press honorable mention All-American, and an All-CAA, NABC All-District and All-Met First Team selection.

He enters his senior season with 1,379 career points to rank 13th in program history. Wright-Foreman is seventh all-time at Hofstra with 167 three-pointers.

*All stats as of nomination time.