Brandan Wright arrived in Chapel Hill by way of Nashville, Tennessee, where he had won three “Mr. Basketball” titles in the state — something that had never been done in state history. Not surprisingly, Wright left North Carolina after his one year of college hoops, in which he averaged 14.7 points and 6.2 rebounds per game, en route to being named the ACC Rookie of the Year and Second-Team All-ACC overall.
After being taken with the 8th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft (ahead of guys like Joakim Noah and Thaddeus Young), Wright played 10 years in the NBA through the 2018 season; the problem was, it was spread across seven different NBA teams. At no point in his NBA career did Wright ever average more than 9.1 points or 4.9 rebounds per game.