A brief history
South-Central Los Angeles native Dorell Wright is known as a Hometown phenomenon, drafted 1st round 19th pick to the Miami Heat from Leuzinger High school in 2004 and earning an NBA Championship in 2006. Under the wings of Hall of Fame legends Pat Riley, Shaquille O’Neal, Alonzo Mourning and good friend Dwyane Wade, Dorell quickly absorbed the principles of becoming a 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, enjoying a breakout season, averaging 16.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game. 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 proved to be a multidimensional player with a reputation of professionalism and leadership, earning his title as a true NBA veteran. Dorell took his veteran leadership overseas to the Euro-League, playing for Brose Bamberg in Germany and closing his professional career with Russia’s Lokomotiv club, finishing strong with the VTB league’s Sixth Man of the Year award.
Dorell’s champion work ethic on and off the court has earned him the respect of NBA peers and fans alike during his 16-year career. With his dedication to elevating underserved communities and giving back to the game, Wright launched family non-profit Wright Legacy Foundation with brother and NBA Veteran Guard, Delon Wright. Wright Legacy Foundation annually awards California’s promising inner-city high school graduates with college scholarships, awarding over $80,000 to date. Wright also established AAU program Team Wright Legacy and Head Coaches EYBL Why Not Favorites, with a mission to advance the development of the student athlete through discipline, hard work, leadership and mental toughness. Wright’s most recent post-career endeavors include Studio Analyst for NBC Sports Bay Area “Warriors Pre/Post Game Live” show, and strategic VC investments. As a beloved Bay Area resident, Dorell enjoys spending quality time with his wife Mia and their sons Devin and Dash.
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