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Imani Wright
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Imani Wright 2268143
Position: Guard
Height: 5'9"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Hooks, Texas
High School: Liberty Eylau High School

UPDATED JUNE 1, 2017

Redshirt Junior Season at Florida State (2016-17)
Started all 35 games in her first playing year at Florida State…Was FSU's best volume long-range shooter, totaling 68 3-point field goals that ties for third all-time in a season at FSU…While she attempted 180 3-point field goal attempts (sixth-most at FSU), she drained 37.8 percent from 3-point range…Wright's 3-point field goal percentage tied for the 11th-best in the ACC…Recorded 20 double-figure scoring games as well as 22 games with multiple 3-point field goals…Finished third on the Seminoles averaging 10.7 points…Totaled 11 points in the NCAA Elite Eight game against South Carolina (3/27/17)…Scored seven of her nine points in the final 5:54 vs. Oregon State (3/25/17) …Had another 14-point game, including three triples, vs. Mizzou in NCAA Second Round (3/19/17)…Totaled 14 points (5-of-9) and two steals in win over Western Illinois (3/17/17)…Added 12 points (5-of-10) in win over Pittsburgh (2/23/17)…Scored 11 points with three 3-point field goals vs. Texas (2/13/17)…Nailed three 3-pointers and recorded 12 points vs. Wake (2/9/17)…Totaled 14 points on 3-of-4 shooting from long range at Georgia Tech (1/26/17)…Scored 11 points which include three triples vs. Syracuse (1/19/17)…Had 14 points against Louisville (1/12/17)…Scored 14 points while shooting 4-9 from long range in a win against Duke (1/8/17)…Delivered 22 points (9-16) and five rebounds in 90-77 win at UNC (1/5/17)…Added nine points, three assists and one block vs. NC State (1/2/17)…Came up big with 19 points (4 3-pointers) in 81-66 win at No. 11 Miami (12/29/16)…Finished with 14 points (6-of-12), five boards and two steals vs. UNF (12/19/16)…Buried three triples and added 12 points in 83-58 win over UF (12/08/16)…Had one assist and two steals in win over Western Carolina [12/04/16]…Recorded 11 points, including nine in the first 1:49, at Minnesota (11/30/16)…In win over Michigan scored 19 points and had one rebound in 36 minutes [11/26/16]…Recorded 15 points with one rebound, three assists and one steal in win over Gonzaga [11/25/16]…Scored a career-high 25 points and also recorded a career-high four steals against UConn (11/14/16)…Registered 10 points (4-of-5) in 18 minutes vs. Jacksonville (11/17/16)…Scored 13 points with nine rebounds in her FSU debut vs. Jacksonville State (11/11/16).

Redshirt Sophomore Season at Florida State (2015-16)
Will redshirt the 2015-16 season at Florida State due to NCAA transfer rules…Will have two years of eligibility remaining through the 2017-18 year…Is expected to make a big contribution to the FSU back-court over her final two seasons.

Freshman and Sophomore Seasons at Baylor (2013-15)
Recorded two productive seasons at Baylor before transferring to Florida State…Posted 24 double-figure point totals in her time at Waco, Texas…Her career numbers in two seasons with the Bears include averaging 7.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists…Earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors following a strong sophomore campaign…averaged 9.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists…started 31 of Baylor's 37 games as the Bears recorded a Big 12 Tournament title and reached the NCAA Elite Eight in the 2014-15 season…Recorded a team-best 42 3-pointers as a sophomore…Finished second on the team in scoring and assists and third in field goals made (13) and minutes played per game (26.4)…Contributed to Baylor's NCAA Elite Eight run as a freshman in the 2013-14 season…Averaged 5.3 points off the bench and 14 minutes per game…Played behind one of the nation's top players in Odyssey Sims, who averaged 28.5 points and buried 98 triples as a senior...In her 74 games played with Baylor she led the team in rebounding in four games and scoring in two games…Majored in corporate communications…Recorded a career high 18 points vs. No. 18 Michigan State on Dec. 12, 2014, as well as against Oral Roberts on Nov. 14, 2014…Drained a career-best five 3-pointers in a thrilling 133-130 quadruple-overtime loss to No. 5 Kentucky in Arlington, Texas, on Dec. 6, 2013…Also made five 3-balls vs. Nicholls State on Nov. 14, 2013.

Personal
Born on Feb. 5, 1995...Daughter of Bridgette Forte-Thomas, Michael Thomas and Larry Wright...Has two brothers and one sister...Her mother, Bridgette, played basketball at the University of Houston and finished her collegiate career at Grambling...Her father, Larry, played at Grambling and then enjoyed a pro career that spanned 12 years (1976-88) in the NBA and Italy...He was a key part of the Washington Bullets' 1978 NBA Championship team, averaging 9.2 points and 3.7 assists off the bench...Imani's father was drafted 14th overall in the 1976 NBA Draft...Her cousin is Matt Forte, the two-time NFL Pro Bowl runningback for the New York Jets.

CAREER HIGHS AT FLORIDA STATE
Points: 25, vs. UConn – 11/14/16
Rebounds: 9, 9, Jacksonville State -- 11/11/16
Assists: 4, 4, Florida -- 12/8/16
Steals: 4, vs. UConn – 11/14/16
Blocks: 1, 2x
FG made: 9, vs. at North Carolina – 1/5/17
FG attempts: 22, vs. UConn – 11/14/16
FT made: 6, vs. UConn – 11/14/16
FT attempts: 6, vs. UConn – 11/14/16

 

 

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