Wright Invited to U.S. Pan-Am Team Trials

ORLANDO, Fla. ( – After a breakout junior campaign, rising senior Kay Kay Wright was selected by USA Basketball and the Junior National Team Committee to participate in the 2019 Pan American Game team trials.


Wright will travel to Colorado Springs to attend the trials May 16-20 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. The 12-player roster, which will be announced following the trials, will take part in a training camp July 23-Aug. 5 before traveling to Lima, Peru for the Pan American Games Aug. 6-10.


The Orlando native is the lone representative from the American Athletic Conference.

Wright turned in her best season as a Knight in 2018-19. She led UCF with 18.0 points per game, 3.5 assists per game and 1.9 steals per game. She became the 19th Knight to score 1,000 career points, surpassing the mark in a 62-54 win over Temple.


The point guard became the first Knight to be named American Athletic Conference Player of the Week multiple times in a season. She was the first Knight to earn USBWA National Player of the Week accolades.


A first team all-conference selection, Wright was the fourth-leading scorer in The American. She scored in double figures 29 times in 33 games, with 16 games of 20 points or more.


Wright will enter her senior campaign sitting fourth all-time in career assists (383) and sixth in steals (207).



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