Lorenzen Wright

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Full Name Lorenzen Wright
Age 44 Years Old
Nick Name Wright
Gender Male
Famous As Basketball Player
Birth Date November 4th, 1975
Birth Place Oxford, Mississippi

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Lorenzen Vern-Gagne Wright (1975-2010) was an American professional basketball player who played thirteen seasons in the National Basketball Association. He was drafted 7th overall in the 1996 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers, and also played for the Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Wright went missing on July 18, 2010, and his body was found several days later, having been shot to death. In December 2017, seven years after his death, Wright's ex-wife Sherra Wright-Robinson was charged with his murder; she was sentenced to 30 years in prison after she was pleaded guilty.

The ex-wife of Slain NBA Player Lorenzen Wright Pleads Guilty to Plotting His 2010 Death

The ex-wife of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright pleaded guilty Thursday to the facilitation of first-degree murder in his shooting death nine years ago, a surprise development in one of Memphis, Tennessee’s biggest murder cases. Sherra Wright also pleaded guilty to facilitation of a criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder in a hearing in Shelby County Criminal Court. Judge Lee Coffee sentenced her to 30 years in prison. Coffee said Sherra Wright would be eligible for parole once she served 30% of her sentence, which would be around nine years.

Sherra Wright had been scheduled to face a jury in a September trial on first-degree murder charges in the death of her ex-husband. His body was found riddled with gunshot wounds in a swampy field in suburban Memphis in July 2010. He had been missing for 10 days before his body was found.

Famous For

  • A professional basketball player who played 13 seasons in NBA
  • Found Dead on July 2010 by his ex-wife Sherra Wright.

Early Life of Lorenzen Wright

Lorenzen Wright was born on 4 November 1975 in Oxford, Mississippi. He holds American nationality with mixed African American ethnicity. He was born to his father Herb Wright who was a professional basketball player and mother Deborah Marion. His birth name is Lorenzen Vern-Gagne Wright and grew up in Oxford, Mississippi. Additionally, Lorenzen attended Lafayette high school where he played basketball for the school before moving to Memphis where he spent his senior year playing for Booker T. Washington High School. He played all levels of basketball in Memphis – high school, collegiate and professional.

Body Measurement of Lorenzen Wright

Lorenzen Wright had an athletic body with a height of 6ft 11in tall and a weight of 118 kg.

Career of Lorenzen Wright

  • Lorenzen was selected seventh overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1996 NBA Draft.
  • Wright moved on to the Atlanta Hawks in 1999.
  • He was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in 2001 but returned to the Hawks in 2006
  • On February 16, 2008, he was involved in a multi-player trade, going from Atlanta to Sacramento for Mike Bibby.
  • He held career averages of 8.0 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, playing in 778 (793 including playoffs) NBA games over 13 seasons.

Personal Life of Lorenzen Wright

Lorenzen Wright was a married man. He married Sherra Wright Robinson. They also had seven children, four sons named Lorenzen Wright Jr., Lamar Wright, Lawson Wright, Shamar Wright and three daughters named Loren Wright, Sofia Wright and Sierra Wright. Wright founded the Sierra Simone Wright Scholarship Fund after the death of his infant daughter in March 2003. They divorced shortly before his death. 

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Death of Lorenzen Wright

Famous Basketballer Lorenzen wright was found dead on July 19, 2010 (34).

According to his ex-wife, Wright left his home in Collierville, Tennessee, on the night of July 18, 2010, with drugs and an unspecified amount of money, and was not seen or heard from again. His family filed a missing person report on July 22. After Wright's body was found on July 28 in a wooded area on Callis Cutoff Road just west of Hacks Cross Road, it was reported that a 9-1-1 call had been received from his cell phone in the early morning of July 19 by the Germantown, Tennessee911 dispatch center; the caller was speaking with the dispatcher when 11 gunshots rang out. On November 9, 2017, the gun believed to have been used to murder Wright was found in a Walnut, Mississippi, lake. On December 5, 2017, Billy R. Turner, Shelby County landscaper and church deacon at Mt. Olive No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church in Collierville, TN, was indicted on first-degree murder charges and held on $1 million bonds. On December 15, 2017, Wright's ex-wife, Sherra Wright-Robinson, was arrested in California in connection with the murder. Wright-Robinson was a former member of Turner's church. On July 25th, 2019, Wright-Robinson pleaded guilty to facilitation of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Lorenzen Wright and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Net worth of Lorenzen Wright

The Net worth of Lorenzen Wright is under review.