However, it’s not uncommon for players to be signed to two-way deals at the conclusion of the Summer League, and, without a training-camp deal, Wright would be able to sign with a team besides the Raptors. The Raptors’ team will play four games in Las Vegas from Aug. 8-14.
That Wright will begin his professional career having to prove himself is perhaps fitting. His college career likewise had humble beginnings, as he arrived at Tech as a lowly regarded prospect who had few other Division I scholarship offers other than Tech. He played sparingly as a freshman and didn’t make coach Josh Pastner’s full-time starting lineup until his junior season. But from there, he developed into the ACC player of the year as a senior, Tech’s first such honoree since Dennis Scott in 1990, and led the Jackets to their first ACC title since 1993 and first NCAA Tournament berth since 2010.