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NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS VS SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY BILLIKENS
University of North Carolina's Brandan Wright (L) applies pressure as Sanit Louis University Billikens Luke Meyer looks for a player to pass to in the first half at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on December 22, 2006. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Brandan Wright (born October 5, 1987, in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American professional basketball player for the NBA's Golden State Warriors. He previously played for the North Carolina Tar Heels in the 2006–07 season. Wright, 6'10" (208 cm) tall and 210 lb (95 kg), was a freshman power forward prior to being selected 8th overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats. He was subsequently traded to the Golden State Warriors for Jason Richardson.

In his first and only season as a North Carolina Tar Heel, he finished with 14.7 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game, 1.0 steals per game and led the team with 1.8 blocks per game. He scored in double figures in each of his first 18 games as a Tar Heel, making him only the second freshman Tar Heel in the last twenty years to accomplish that feat behind Rashad McCants, who scored double figures in his first 20 games in the 2002–03 season. On March 6, 2007, Wright was named the 2007 ACC Freshman of the year earning 49 out of a possible 99 votes. Wright was the third Tar Heel in a row to win the award. Wright was also a unanimous selection to the ACC All-Freshman team. Wright was named MVP for the 2007 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament.

Wright announced on April 23, 2007 that he would enter the 2007 NBA Draft. He signed with Jim Tanner of the Washington, D.C.-based law firm Williams & Connolly, forgoing the remaining three years of his college eligibility.

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