Moses Wright gets his start in G League, coached by Paul Hewitt

Los Angeles Clippers guard Moses Wright (11) goes for ball during the second half of a preseason NBA game, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 103-102. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP)
Caption
Los Angeles Clippers guard Moses Wright (11) goes for ball during the second half of a preseason NBA game, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 103-102. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP)

Credit: AP

After getting cut by the Los Angeles Clippers at the end of their preseason camp, former Georgia Tech star Moses Wright will go to training camp with the Clippers’ G League affiliate. He’ll be coached by someone similarly familiar to Tech fans – Paul Hewitt.

Wright, the ACC player of the year, was one of 13 players on the Agua Caliente Clippers’ preseason roster that was released Tuesday. He is joined by another former Yellow Jackets player of note, Kammeon Holsey, who played at Tech from 2010-14 and has played professionally in Europe. Hewitt coached Holsey in his freshman season.

There is one additional Tech tie on Hewitt’s team, former Tech player and assistant coach Darryl LaBarrie. Hewitt had served the Clippers as a scout since 2016, and then agreed to coach the team’s G League affiliate for the 2021 season, conducted in a bubble in Orlando, Fla. One motivation for taking the job was to help LaBarrie, who had not been able to find a coaching job since his resignation from coach Josh Pastner’s staff during the 2017-18 season amid an NCAA investigation.

After going undrafted and then playing for the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA summer league (with former Tech teammate Jose Alvarado), Wright was signed to a preseason contract by the Clippers. He averaged 3.8 points and 2.8 rebounds in four exhibition games.

The team plays its home games in Ontario, Calif.

Meanwhile, on Monday, Alvarado was named to the training-camp roster of the Birmingham Squadron, the G League affiliate of the Pelicans. Alvarado is on a two-way deal with the Pelicans, allowing him to shuttle between the NBA and G League teams.

The Squadron’s training-camp roster also includes former Tech star James Banks, who played the 2020-21 season in Israel and was on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ summer-league roster. The Pelicans signed him Oct. 9.

Daily Jackets: The AJC presents a daily look at one news item about Georgia Tech athletics to start your morning.

About the Author

ajc.com

Editors' Picks