5  Derrick Wright
Derrick Wright
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Norcross, GA

High School:
Meadowcreek

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 235

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
01/29/1978

AT MARSHALL

• Junior Season •

Led Marshall with 11 rebounds against Bluefield State ... blocked a career-high five shots in only nine minutes against Morehead State ... scored 14 points off the bench in the Herd's victory over Massachusetts ... recorded 15 points, nine rebounds and three blocks against WVU ... posted a double-double at Eastern Michigan (10 points and 11 rebounds).

• Sophomore Season •

Averaged 8.9 points and led the team with 6.9 rebounds per game ... leads Marshall's current players with seven "double-doubles" ... led the Herd with 13 points versus Radford ... broke out of a slump to record 12 points and seven rebounds against Kent ... grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds at Toledo ... totaled 16 points and eight rebounds against Ohio ... recorded 19 points and 13 rebounds (nine offensive) against Miami ... made a bank shot from the lane at the buzzer to give Marshall a 69-67 win over Bowling Green ... recorded his second double-double of the season with 12 points and 13 rebounds versus Ball State ... recorded 13 points and a career-high 16 rebounds against Western Michigan ... had five points and 14 rebounds against Central Michigan ... along with Terrell McKelvy, broke a backboard versus Central Michigan ... recorded 14 points and seven rebounds versus Bowling Green ...recorded 12 points, seven rebounds, four steals and two blocks against Akron.

• Freshman Season •

Played in all 29 games ... averaged 7.3 points and 6.3 rebounds a game ... started the final 11 games of the season ... recorded his first career "double-double" with 10 points and 10 rebounds against Southwestern Louisiana ... led the Herd in rebounding against West Virginia (6) and Tennessee-Chattanooga (7) in Huntington ... pumped in 14 points and led the team in rebounding (7) against Delaware ... led Marshall with eight rebounds at UNC Asheville ... was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field for 10 points and seven rebounds at Davidson ... scored 12 points and grabbed a then career-high 11 rebounds against The Citadel ... led the team in rebounding vs. Western Carolina with eight ... equalled his then career-high with 14 points and set a career-best with 12 rebounds at Virginia Military ... was 7-for-7 from the field against the Keydets ... started his first game at East Tennessee State and responded with a career-high 24 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks ... led the Herd with 11 rebounds against VMI in Huntington.

• Prior to Marshall •

Averaged 23 points, 13 rebounds and 2.6 blocked shots per game his senior year ... first-team all-city and honorable mention all-state.

• Personal •

Born Jan. 29, 1978 ... son of Toni Merritt ... majoring in business.

CAREER HIGHS

Points: 24 • East Tennessee State (2-1-97)
Rebounds: 16 • Western Michigan (2-5-98)
Assists: 4 • Northern Illinois (2-10-99)
Steals: 4 • Akron (2-25-98)
Blocks: 5 • Morehead State (11-28-98)
Minutes: 38 • West Virginia (1-27-99)