A brief history
Hailing from South Central Los Angeles, Dorell Wright is known as a Hometown phenomenon, drafted to the Miami Heat straight out of Leuzinger High school in 2004. Under the wings of Hall of Fame legends Pat Riley, Shaquille O’Neal, Alonzo Mourning and good friend Dwyane Wade, Dorell quickly learned what it meant to be a true pro in the NBA.
After six unparalleled years with the Miami Heat, Wright was signed as a free agent with the Golden State Warriors in 2010. In his first season with Golden State, Wright started all 82 games and enjoyed a breakout season, averaging 16.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game. Also within his first year with the Warriors, the league honored Dorell’s superior shooting ability, selecting him to compete in the 2011 Footlocker Three-Point Contest during NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles where he impressed many with an explosive performance.
Dorell’s dedication and focus were reflected in his consistent rankings as the league leader in 3-point shots, ending his breakout 2011 season with a total of 194. Wright indelibly altered franchise history when he shattered the Warrior’s longstanding record for the most 3-pointers in a single season. He also had the most 3 pointers made in a single game, with an unmatched nine baskets. On April 13th, Wright scored 20 points, marking his 2010-2011 season total at 1344. This is 10 more than was needed to officially score more points in his seventh season than his previous six combined, an unrivaled historic feat never before accomplished in the history of the NBA. Dorell’s sharp shooting and defensive ability, cast him as a leading role player for the Philadelphia 76ers 2012-2013 season and with the Portland Trailblazers 2013-2015.
With 12 NBA seasons of experience, Dorell has proven to be a multidimensional player with a reputation of professionalism and leadership, earning his title as a true NBA veteran. Dorell has taken his veteran leadership overseas to the Euro-League, playing for Brose Bamberg in Germany and currently with Russia’s Lokomotiv club.
Dorell’s work ethic on and off the court has earned him the respect of his NBA peers, sports broadcasters, fans and his local community. Dorell humbly realizes his blessings and is dedicated to elevating underserved communities such as his own hometown. Outside of his rigorous career schedule, Dorell enjoys spending quality time with his wife Mia and their sons Devin and Dash. When the chapter closes on his extensive basketball career, Dorell will pursue a career in sports agency.
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