Akeem Wright Signs One-Year Contract In Sweden
TORONTO, August 28, 2014 – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Akeem Wright has signed a one-year contract with the Sundsvall Dragons of the Swedish Basketligan.
Wright, a 6’6” small forward, is coming off a summer season with the Advice First Waikato Pistons in New Zealand. There, he was named an Australiabasket.com All-New Zealand Honourable Mention after averaging 20.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.6 steals over 18 games. Earlier in the 2013-2014 season, Wright split time between Club Baloncesto Valladolid in the Spanish Liga Endesa and Sk Dnipro Azot Dniprodzerzhynsk in the Ukrainian Superleague. He averaged 7.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 0.9 assists per game in Spain before moving to Ukraine where he averaged 10.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.5 steals.
A Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native, Wright started his collegiate basketball career at Neosho County Community College before transferring to Kansas State University for his final 2 seasons. In Wright’s final season at Kansas State, he averaged 6.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game. Since then, he has played 7 seasons professionally in Europe, North America, the Middle East, South America, and New Zealand.
After playing against stiff competition in Spain and Ukraine, Wright is looking forward to returning to Europe and feels poised for a career-season in 2014-2015.
“I gained some valuable experience playing in Spain and Ukraine last season and I feel more prepared than ever,” said Wright. “I am excited to be heading back to Europe and ready for a successful year in Sundsvall.”
The Sundsvall Dragons finished the 2013-2014 regular season in 4th place before bowing out in the Basketligan quarterfinals. The team now has its sight set on a lengthy playoff run this season and feels Akeem is the right player to help them reach their objectives.
“Akeem is a very athletic player that will help us on both sides of the floor,” said Tommie Hansson, Head Coach of the Sundsvall Dragons. “He is a good defender, good rebounder and can really score the ball.”
For more information and individual box scores for Akeem throughout the season, visit http://slansportsmanagement.com/akeem-wright.