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Tuesday, May 20, 2003
NASHVILLE --- Orlando ?O.J.? Wright, a standout Maryland High School player, has become the latest signee for the Tennessee State University men's basketball program. Wright, a 6-3, 195-pound guard from Largo, played at Riverdale Baptist High. He enjoyed a solid two-year career and was a team leader for head coach Lou Wilson at Riverdale Baptist. ?Orlando is a tremendous 3-point shooter and hopefully he will be able to give us additional perimeter scoring,? said new TSU coach Cy Alexander. ?In addition, he is a very strong defensive player.? Wright scored 916 points the past two seasons. As a senior, he averaged 16.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 2.0 steals per game. He earned first team All-Prince George's County as selected by both the Gazette and Journal. Riverdale Baptist posted a 19-9 record his senior season. Wright is third signee for the new Tigers' coaching staff. He joins 6-8 Courtney Bohannon from Memphis Hamilton High and 6-6 Eric King, a transfer from St. John's University.