Wright Signs National Letter Of Intent With Panthers

MILWAUKEE (April 27, 2018) - Jake Wright has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Milwaukee men's basketball program next season, head coach Pat Baldwin announced today.

Wright comes to Milwaukee following three seasons at the NCAA Division I level, the past two at Miami (Ohio). Wright, an Academic Mid-American Conference squad member, is set to graduate in May with a degree in sport management and leadership. He will be eligible immediately for the Panthers in 2018-19.

"Jake is a great addition to our program, as he exhibits all of the qualities and characteristics we covet in our student-athletes," Baldwin said. "We incorporate a lot of spacing, shooting and ball movement and Jake will be a great contributor to our offensive model."

In 92 career games, he has scored 714 points, an average of 7.8 points-per-game. He brings an impressive three-point shooting touch; sinking 192 three's in his career, making them at a 40 percent clip. He also brings a career free-throw mark of 84 percent from the line.

"He is one of the best shooters in college basketball and he works diligently to add other components to his game," Baldwin said. "His leadership, work ethic and dedication are noteworthy attributes that will pay immediate dividends for our team."

This past season, Wright appeared in 31 games for the RedHawks, averaging 5.4 points and 1.1 rebounds in 16 minutes per contest. He shot a team-best 40.8 percent from three-point range and tallied a career-best 22 points against Fort Wayne in December. He made as many as seven 3's in a single game, topped by an impressive 7-of-9, 21-point long-range showing against Eastern Michigan in February.

As a junior, he netted 9.1 points-per-game, making 16 starts in 32 appearances. He scored in double-figures 18 times and sank 71 3's the fourth-most in program history while making 93 percent of his free-throw attempts.

As a freshman at the Citadel, Wright averaged just under 9 points, appearing in 29 games and making nine starts. He earned Southern Conference All-Freshman Team honors, shooting an impressive 42.1 percent (72-171) from beyond the arc with his 72 makes fifth-best in school history. In SoCon action, his 46.1 percent clip on 3's led the league.