Last updated on August 23rd, 2023 at 09:46 am
Facts About Lorenzen Wright
|Celebrated Name||Lorenzen Wright|
|Age||47 Years Old|
|Birth Name||Lorenzen Vern-Gagne|
|Birth Nation||United States|
|Place Of Birth||Oxford, Mississippi|
|Famous For||Basketball, Murdered by his Ex-wife|
|Height||6 feet 11 inches|
|High School||Lafayette High School|
|Marital Status||Married but divorced|
|Son||Lorenzen Wright Jr., Lamar Wright, Lawson Wright, Shamar Wright|
|Daughter||Loren Wright, Sofia Wright and Sierra Wright|
|Cause Of Death||His Ex Wife|
|Net Worth||Under Review|
Lorenzen Vern-Gagne Wright, popularly known as Lorenzen Wright was an American professional basketball player. The Los Angeles Clippers drafted him 7th overall in the 1996 NBA draft. He has played for Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, and Cleveland Cavaliers. He played 13 seasons in the NBA.
Wright went missing on 18 July 2010. He was found shot to death on 28 July. His ex-wife, Sherra Wright-Robinson was charged with his murder in December 2017. His wife was sentenced to 30 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to facilitation of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Lorenzen Wright.
What is Lorenzen Wright Famous For?
- Played 13 seasons in NBA.
- Found dead in July 2010.
Where was Lorenzen Wright Born?
Lorenzen Wright was born on 4 November 1975. His birth name is Lorenzen Vern-Gagne Wright. His birth place is in Oxford, Mississippi. He held American nationality. He was born to a father, Herb Wright, and a mother, Deborah Marion. He grew up in Oxford, Mississippi.
He attended Lafayette high school in Mississippi. He moved to Memphis, where he spent his senior year at Booker T. Washington High School. After high school, he attended the University of Memphis.
Los Angeles Clippers selected him 7th overall in the 1996 NBA Draft.
He signed with Atlanta Hawks in 1999.
In 2001, he signed with Memphis Grizzlies.
In 2006 he returned to the Hawks.
He joined Sacramento Kings in 2008 but signed with Cleveland Cavaliers in the same year.
Over 13 regular NBA seasons, Wright averaged 7.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 0.8 assists per game.
Who was Lorenzen Wright Married to?
Lorenzen Wright married Sherra Robinson. After the death of his infant daughter, Sierra Simone Wright in March 2003, he founded the Sierra Simone Wright Scholarship Fund.
What were Lorenzen Wright Body Measurements?
Lorenzen Wright stood at a height of 6 feet 11 inches tall. He had a body weight of 255 lb. He had an athletic body build.
Lorenzen Wright: Death
According to his ex-wife, Wright left his home in Collierville, Tennessee on the night of 18 July 2010. He left home with drugs and an unspecified amount of money. His family filed a missing person report on 22 July. His body was found shot to death on 28 July in a wooden area on Callis Cutoff Road just west of Hacks Cross Road. His body is buried in Calvary Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee.
The authorities found the gun believed to have been used to murder Wright was found in a Walnut, Mississippi, lake in November 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 in December 2017. Wright's ex-wife Sherra was arrested in connection with his murder in the same month. She was charged with first-degree murder. She pleaded guilty to facilitation of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Lorenzen Wright on 25 July 2019. She was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Trivias About Lorenzen Wright You Need To Know.
- His father was also a professional basketball player.
- He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity at the University of Memphis.