Report: Former NBA player Lorenzen Wright is missing
A former top 10 NBA draft pick has gone missing, according to a report Friday.
Lorenzen Wright was reported missing to police in Collierville, Tenn., on Thursday, according to The Commercial Appeal website. A spokesman for the town, located about 20 miles east of Memphis, said the family told police they haven’t seen the 6-foot-11 Wright since Sunday. The spokesman also said the police do not suspect foul play.
Wright, who was drafted seventh overall in the 1996 draft by the Los Angeles Clippers, played 13 seasons in the NBA. His last season was in 2008-09 with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Wright, who played collegiately at Memphis, averaged 8.0 points and 6.4 rebounds as a pro.
His transition from being out of the league didn’t appear to be smooth. His house was foreclosed in May, according to The Commercial Appeal, and purchased by Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis the same month.