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IMANI WRIGHT

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Imani's Profile

(Updated April 2018)
position
Guard
height
5'9"
year
Redshirt Junior
hometown
Hooks, Texas
high school
Liberty Eylau High School
other college
Baylor

Career:

• Blossomed in her two playing seasons at Florida State, averaging 13.4 points while totaling an astounding 171 3-point field goals in just 67 career games with the Garnet and Gold.
• Wright’s 171 long-range field goals already tied for fourth in program history in just two seasons, while her impressive 38.1 percent 3-point shooting ranks fifth at FSU.
• Recorded two or more 3-point field goals made in 50 of her 67 career games with the Seminoles, while scoring in double figures in 49 of her 67 games.

Honors at Florida State (2017-18 Season):

• AP Honorable Mention All-American
• WBCA Honorable Mention All-American
• All-ACC First Team (Blue Ribbon Panel)
• All-ACC First Team (Coaches)
• Ann Meyers Drysdale Top 10 Candidate
• WBCA All-Region
• Co-ACC Player of the Week
• All-ACC Academic Team
• ACC All-Tournament Team

Redshirt Senior Season at Florida State (2017-18):

• Recorded an FSU single-season record 103 3-point field goals made, shattered the previous mark of 78 3-point field goals.
• Became just the fifth ACC player to record 100+ 3s in a season.
• Her 523 total points as a senior is the 10th-most in a season at Florida State.
• Holds the Top two single-game 3-point field goals made records at FSU – 9 at Wake Forest on 1/18/18 and 8 vs. North Carolina on 12/31/17.
• Averaged 16.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists and shot 40.7 percent (189-of-464).
• Went 42-of-58 (72.4 percent) from the free throw line.
• Made significant strides in her perimeter defense, developing into a lock-down defender.
• Totaled 11 20-point games, 29 double-figure scoring performances and led the team in scoring in 10 different games.
• Held Top 10 marks in the ACC in scoring (8th), 3-point field goal percentage (10th) and 3-point field goals made per game (first – 3.2).
• Top 16 nationally in 3-point field goals made per game (14th) and total 3-point field goals made (16th).
• Led FSU with 20 points along with five rebounds vs. Miami in the ACC Tournament (3/2/18).
• Had 16 points and four 3-point field goals vs. Clemson (2/15/18).
• Produced a team-high 21 points, including four 3s, at Miami (2/11/18).
• Added 14 points, including three 3-point field goals, vs. Virginia (2/8/18).
• Had 13 points, including three 3-point field goals, at NC State (2/1/18).
• Led FSU with 23 points against No. 5 Notre Dame (1/28/18).
• Clutch performance at Wake Forest – 31 points, school-record nine 3s (1/18/18).
• Scored 18 points and added two steals vs. Virginia Tech (1/14/18).
• Drilled four 3-pointers and scored 17 vs. Miami (1/11/18).
• Team-high 20 points at Syracuse (1/7/18).
• Missed Florida State’s game at Clemson due to illness (1/4/18).
• Set program record with 8 3’s and had career-high 33 points vs. UNC (12/31/17).
• Led the Seminoles with 24 points (9-of-17) in win over Jacksonville (12/28/17).
• Strong game at Creighton with 16 points (6-of-11) and three assists (12/21/17).
• Recorded game-high 22 points in a 77-66 win over Arizona State (12/10/17).
• Tied a school record with seven 3s and had career-best 26 points at Iowa (11/29/17).
• Added 14 points (6-of-12) in 87-62 win over Samford (11/26/17).
• Second straight 20-point game, adding 20 points (8-of-14) including four 3s (11/24/17).
• Recorded 22 points on a career-best six 3-pointers in homecoming game at Grambling (11/19/17).
• Totaled 11 points, including three 3-balls and five assists, at Florida (11
• Had a career-high eight assists along with 17 points vs. UNF (11/10/17).

Redshirt Junior Season at Florida State (2016-17):

  • Started all 35 games in her first playing year at Florida State.
  • Was FSU’s best volume long-range shooter, totaling 68 3-point field goals that ties for third all-time in a season at FSU.
  • While she attempted 180 3-point field goal attempts (sixth-most at FSU), she drained 37.8 percent from 3-point range.
  • Wright’s 3-point field goal percentage tied for the 11th-best in the ACC.
  • Recorded 20 double-figure scoring games as well as 22 games with multiple 3-point field goals.
  • Finished third on the Seminoles averaging 10.7 points.
  • Totaled 11 points in the NCAA Elite Eight game against South Carolina (3/27/17).
  • Scored seven of her nine points in the final 5:54 vs. Oregon State (3/25/17).
  • Had another 14-point game, including three triples, vs. Mizzou in NCAA Second Round (3/19/17).
  • Totaled 14 points (5-of-9) and two steals in win over Western Illinois (3/17/17).
  • Added 12 points (5-of-10) in win over Pittsburgh (2/23/17).
  • Scored 11 points with three 3-point field goals vs. Texas (2/13/17).
  • Nailed three 3-pointers and recorded 12 points vs. Wake (2/9/17).
  • Totaled 14 points on 3-of-4 shooting from long range at Georgia Tech (1/26/17).
  • Scored 11 points which include three triples vs. Syracuse (1/19/17).
  • Had 14 points against Louisville (1/12/17).
  • Scored 14 points while shooting 4-9 from long range in a win against Duke (1/8/17).
  • Delivered 22 points (9-16) and five rebounds in 90-77 win at UNC (1/5/17).
  • Added nine points, three assists and one block vs. NC State (1/2/17).
  • Came up big with 19 points (4 3-pointers) in 81-66 win at No. 11 Miami (12/29/16).
  • Finished with 14 points (6-of-12), five boards and two steals vs. UNF (12/19/16).
  • Buried three triples and added 12 points in 83-58 win over UF (12/08/16).
  • Had one assist and two steals in win over Western Carolina (12/04/16).
  • Recorded 11 points, including nine in the first 1:49, at Minnesota (11/30/16).
  • In win over Michigan scored 19 points and had one rebound in 36 minutes (11/26/16).
  • Recorded 15 points with one rebound, three assists and one steal in win over Gonzaga (11/25/16).
  • Scored a career-high 25 points and also recorded a career-high four steals against UConn (11/14/16).
  • Registered 10 points (4-of-5) in 18 minutes vs. Jacksonville (11/17/16).
  • Scored 13 points with nine rebounds in her FSU debut vs. Jacksonville State (11/11/16).

Redshirt Sophomore Season at Florida State (2015-16):

  • Redshirted the 2015-16 season at Florida State due to NCAA transfer rules.

Freshman and Sophomore Seasons at Baylor (2013-15):

  • Recorded two productive seasons at Baylor before transferring to Florida State.
  • Posted 24 double-figure point totals in her time at Waco, Texas.
  • Her career numbers in two seasons with the Bears include averaging 7.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists.
  • Earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors following a strong sophomore campaign.
  • Averaged 9.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists.
  • Started 31 of Baylor’s 37 games as the Bears recorded a Big 12 Tournament title and reached the NCAA Elite Eight in the 2014-15 season.
  • Recorded a team-best 42 3-pointers as a sophomore.
  • Finished second on the team in scoring and assists and third in field goals made (13) and minutes played per game (26.4).
  • Contributed to Baylor’s NCAA Elite Eight run as a freshman in the 2013-14 season.
  • Averaged 5.3 points off the bench and 14 minutes per game.
  • Played behind one of the nation’s top players in Odyssey Sims, who averaged 28.5 points and buried 98 triples as a senior…
  • In her 74 games played with Baylor she led the team in rebounding in four games and scoring in two games.
  • Majored in corporate communications.
  • Recorded a career high 18 points vs. No. 18 Michigan State on Dec. 12, 2014, as well as against Oral Roberts on Nov. 14, 2014.
  • Drained a career-best five 3-pointers in a thrilling 133-130 quadruple-overtime loss to No. 5 Kentucky in Arlington, Texas, on Dec. 6, 2013.
  • Also made five 3-balls vs. Nicholls State on Nov. 14, 2013.

All About Me:

  • Born: February 5, 1995.
  • Parents: Bridgette Forte-Thomas, Michael Thomas and Larry Wright.
  • Major: African American Studies (Post-Baccalaureate).
  • Has two brothers and one sister.
  • Her mother, Bridgette, played basketball at the University of Houston and finished her collegiate career at Grambling.
  • Her father, Larry, played at Grambling and then enjoyed a pro career that spanned 12 years (1976-88) in the NBA and Italy.
  • He was a key part of the Washington Bullets’ 1978 NBA Championship team, averaging 9.2 points and 3.7 assists off the bench.
  • Imani’s father was drafted 14th overall in the 1976 NBA Draft.
  • Her cousin is Matt Forte, the former two-time NFL Pro Bowl runningback for the Chicago Bears and New York Jets.

Career Highs at Florida State:

Points: 33, UNC — 12/31/17
Rebounds: 9, Jacksonville State — 11/11/16
Assists: 8, UNF — 11/10/17
Steals: 4, vs. UConn – 11/14/16
Blocks: 1, 6x
FG made: 11, 2x
FG attempts: 23, 2x
FT made: 6, vs. UConn – 11/14/16
FT attempts: 6, 2x