Chris Wright (born November 4, 1989 in Bowie, Maryland) was signed to a 10-day contract by the Dallas Mavericks on March 13, 2013.
A McDonald's All-American out of St. John's College High School in Washington D.C., Wright spent his college years close to home and attended Georgetown University.
Seeing limited action as a freshman, in 16 games averaging 3.7 points, it was his sophomore season that proved to be Wright's breakout with the Hoyas. Playing in all 31 of the team's games he more-than doubled his scoring average to 12.4 ppg and began to show signs of becoming a dominate point guard in the Big East.
As a junior, Wright again increased his scoring average to 15.2 points over 34 games. His senior campaign was also solid as he tallied 12.9 points in 29 games and was named third team All-Big East.
Despite his good college stats, he went undreafted in the 2011 NBA Draft but, after playing with Olin-Edirne in the Turkish Basketball League (where he averaged 12.7 points in 29 games), Wright signed a free agent contract with the New Orleans Hornets on October 1, 2012.
He was a late cut in training camp and was allocated to the Iowa Energy of the NBA D-League on November 2, 2012. In 38 games with the Energy, Wright averaged 15.5 points and 7.0 assists in 37 minutes. He was both a D-League All-Star (scoring 15 points in the game) and Honorable Mention All D-League for the year.
Wright's D-League season was cut short when, on march 13, 2013, the Mavericks signed the 6'1 guard to a 10-day contract. During his ten days in Big D, he played in three games, averaging 0.6 points in 1.5 minutes of playing time.
Perhaps Wright's highest notarity came from being the first player in the National Basketball Association to suffer from Multiple Sclerosis. He first noticed symptoms while playing in Turkey and, once diagnosed, was told by several doctors that his basketball career was over. But with hard work and continued healthy living, Wright did achieve his dream of playing in the NBA.