Sharone Wright, inducted 2016
|Sharone Wright was an All State performer at Southwest High School where he averaged 24 points, 13 rebounds and 6 blocked shots as a senior. He played three seasons at Clemson University leading the ACC in blocked shots in 1992-93 and 1993-94. He was in the top 10 nationally in blocked shots and rebounds in 1993-94. Sharone was one of 20 nominees for the 1994 Naismith Award, the first Clemson player to be named. He was a first team Freshman All American at Clemson in 1991-92 as well as a Two Time All ACC selection and was an AP Honorable Mention All American in 1993-94 along with being a Member of United States Gold Medal World University Games team of 1993. He was the Sixth selection in the NBA draft of 1994 by the Philadelphia 76ers, the highest draft selection by a Clemson basketball player. Played four years in the NBA with 76ers and the Toronto Raptors. NBA All Rookie Second team in 1995 after averaging 11.4 points and 6 rebounds a game in 79 outings. While still a member of the Raptors, Wright’s NBA career cut short by a car accident in which he suffered multiple injuries, including broken arms and collarbone. In 203 career games in the pros he averaged 9.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 22.3 minutes per game. He also played professionally in Spain, Poland, South Korea and well as in the Netherlands. Sharon returns to Macon each summer to conduct a local basketball camp for local youth.|
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