Lorenzen Wright was an American professional basketball player. Raised near Oxford, Mississippi, Wright played all levels of basketball in Memphis – high school, collegiate and professional. Wright was selected a Third Team All-America by the Associated Press as a sophomore at the University of Memphis.
Lorenzen Wright Personal Life: Lorenzen Wright founded the Sierra Simone Wright Scholarship Fund after the death of his infant daughter in March 2003. During the summer of 2003, he returned to the University of Memphis to finish his degree. His father Herb was a professional basketball player who competed in Finland.
During his first stint in Atlanta, Wright and three other Memphis-native NBA players (Todd Day, Penny Hardaway and Elliot Perry) provided financial assistance to Travis Butler, a Memphis orphan whose tragic story garnered national attention.
Lorenzen Wright was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated; initiated Spring 1996 to the Kappa Beta Chapter (The 12 Disciples of the Diamond).