Savannah Native Star Player at the University of Cincinnati

Cashmere A’keem Wright
Cashmere A’keem Wright

Cashmere A’keem Wright, a Savannah native is now a senior at the University of Cincinnati. The 23-yearold is a Criminal Justice major, maintaining a 2.7 GPA. For the Cincinnati Bearcats, Wright, who stands at 6’0”, plays the position of point guard and has been a starting player for the last three years. This season, Wright has played in 27 games, totaling 778 minutes thus far. He averages 12.7 points, 3.3 assists, and 2.4 rebounds per game. Wright says his No. 1 imprinted jersey describes everything he wants to be while playing.

Not long ago, Wright was a senior at Urban Christian Academy and ranked as the No. 12 recruited point guard in 2007-08 by Today, he is No. 54 in NCAA’s senior rankings and as a whole, the Bearcats are apart of the 2012 Big East Championship All-Tournament Team. As his college career is coming to an end, the process of seeing where he will play next year is soon beginning. Wright doesn’t have any specific destinations as of yet, but wishes to go somewhere where the weather is nice and play for the NBA. Some of his accomplishments include: McDonald’s All- American nomination, 2008; Wright represented the United States in Germany during

the Albert Schweltzer Turnler Tournament and played in the Global Coastal Tournament held in Las Vegas 2012.

Cashmere A. Wright is the son of Mr. Gene and Mrs. Patricia Wright. He has one brother, Antonio Wright, and one daughter, Aubri Wright. Becoming a father is said to be his proudest moment off the court to date. His proudest moment on the court was becoming the all-time steals leader during the 2011- 12 season. With 74 steals, Wright set UC’s single season record. Even bigger than the single season record, David Kennedy’s record that stood for 22 years was broken, making it possible to reach a goal Wright set for himself.

Offering advice to younger players, Wright says, “There is nothing easy about growing up, you’re going to go through so many things but the main thing is to keep pushing through.” For a player who has had to battle with a few injuries during his career and still play the game, he knows well what it means to keep pushing through situations. He says that “Injuries are a part of the game,” when asked if he feared his recent string of injuries could shorten his career. “When that time comes, I’ll be ready for my next challenge.”

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