Women's Basketball

 

42   Teya Wright
Teya Wright

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Paterson, N.J.

High School:
Rosa Parks/Eastside

Height:
6-1

Position:
F

Birthdate:
05/16/1989


General: Ranks 15th all-time in career rebounding average (6.4 per-game) ... Is tied for 18th in career blocks with 35.

As A Sophomore In 2008-09: Game-By-Game Statistics
Appeared in 29 games, starting 28 and was the team's top rebounder with an average of 7.9 per-game ... Also paced the Minutewomen in steals (51, 1.76 per-game) and blocks (20, 0.69 per-game) ... Totaled 244 points for an average of 8.4 per-game ... Shot 51.3% from the floor (98-for-191) ... Led the squad in rebounding 18 times, tallying 10+ boards on seven occasions with four double-doubles ... Was the team's leading scorer three times ... Paced the squad with nine rebounds against Duquesne (3/6) at the A-10 tournament and notched three steals ... Shot 6-for-7 from the field and 2-for-2 at the free throw line, on the way to 14 points vs. La Salle (2/28) ... Also had seven rebounds, three steals, two blocks and two assists against the Explorers ... Had five rebounds, two points and one steal vs. Rhode Island (2/22) ... Shot 7-for-9 and a perfect 5-for-5 at the free throw line, leading the squad with 19 points at George Washington (2/18) ... Also brought down six rebounds and had one assist, two blocks and two steals against the Colonials ... Recorded her 200th rebound of the season, finishing with a game-high nine boards vs. Duquesne ... Also had three points, two blocks and three steals versus the Dukes ... Reached double figures in rebounds for a second straight game with a team-high 10 vs. Temple (2/11) ... Added six points and tied a career-best with two assists in the win over the Owls ... Posted her fifth career double-double at Dayton (2/7), totaling 13 points and 14 rebounds, eight of which came on the offensive end of the floor ... Also had three steals against the Flyers ... Scored in double figures for a second-straight game with 16 points at Rhode Island (2/3) on 8-for-9 shooting, 14 of which came in the second half, and added a game-best nine boards ... Shot 6-for-9 from the field for a total of 12 points and pulled in a team-best six rebounds, playing 20 minutes versus Saint Louis (1/31)... Had one block and two steals as well versus the Billikens ... Scored seven points and registered four rebounds, one block and two steals at Richmond (1/24) ... Her third rebound of the game against the Spiders was her 300th of her career ... Recorded six rebounds, two blocks and two steals at St. Bonaventure (1/17) ... Had her 30th career game with five or more rebounds, pulling down five boards vs. Charlotte (1/14) ... Grabbed a game-high 10 boards and had six points and a career-high three blocks at Fordham (1/10) ... Totaled 12 points on 5-for-7 shooting, pulled down eight rebounds and logged two steals vs. NJIT (1/7) ... Played a career-high 35 minutes at Boston College (1/4) and collected eight points and eight rebounds ... Just missed a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds vs. Boston University (1/2) ... Was the seventh time in her career with 10+ boards ... Went a perfect 4-for-4 from the field, scoring eight points against Seton Hall (12/29) ... Set a career high with six steals and pulled down nine rebounds, as well ... Totaled seven points, seven rebounds and two steals vs. Northeastern (12/20) ... Logged her third double-double of the season with 15 points and a career-high 16 rebounds to lead all scorers and rebounders vs. Delaware (12/10) ... Shot 6-for-8 from the floor and recorded three steals and two blocks playing a career-high 32 minutes against the Blue Hens ... Had eight points, seven rebounds and two blocks in 21 minutes at Brown (12/7) ... Hit the game-winning free throws to break a 51-51 tie with 12 seconds left vs. Long Island (12/6), totaling six points and eight rebounds in the contest ... Brought down seven boards, had three steals and two points vs. Providence (12/3) ... Poured in a career-high 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, seven of which came on the offensive glass at Colorado (11/28) ... Also had two steals against the Buffs and scored a key layup with 3:56 that put the Minutewomen back in front by one ... Shot a perfect 5-for-5 from the field for 10 points vs. Maine (11/23) and also had nine rebounds and a career-best five steals ... Marked the third time in four games she scored double figures ... Scored 10 points with the help of 4-for-4 shooting at the free throw line against New Hampshire (11/19) and added six rebounds and three steals ... Totaled five points and five rebounds in 14 minutes against Manhattan (11/16) ... Posted a double-double at Vermont (11/14) on 15 points and 11 rebounds ... also logged two blocks and went 5-for-6 at the free throw line in the team's season opener.

As A Freshman in 2007-08: Game-By-Game Statistics
Finished the season averaging 4.3 ppg and 3.0 rpg...Totaled six points and four rebounds vs. St. Bonaventure (2/27)... Had six points and seven rebounds vs. Dayton (2/23)... Tallied eight points and eight rebounds in a career-high 26 minutes at Saint Louis (2/18)... Scored eight points and hauled in a team-high 10 rebounds vs. George Washington (2/13)... Had four points and five rebounds in 14 minutes at Rhode Island (2/9)... Hauled in six rebounds in nine minutes at LaSalle (2/6)... Had five rebounds in 11 minutes vs. Saint Joseph's (2/3)... Had six rebounds in 16 minutes vs. Fordham (1/30)... Grabbed five boards in 16 minutes at Charlotte (1/15)... Had eight rebounds and six points in her first-career start vs. Longwood (1/3)...Had four points, three rebounds, and one assists against Maine (12/8)... Went 3-3 from the field, scored 11 points, and went 5-6 on the free throw line against Northeastern (11/17)... Scored two points and posted six rebounds against Boston College (11/14)... Scored three points in first college game against Vermont (11/9).

Before UMass:
Four-year letterwinner at Paterson Eastside (N.J.) High School for Head Coach Edward Black, but attended school at the Rosa Parks School for the Performing Arts (N.J.) ... Averaged 15.0 ppg and 20.0 rpg and nearly 4.0 blocks a game as a senior while leading the Ghosts to a 26-4 season and Group 4 final ... Was a two-time All-Passaic County and All-North New Jersey Interscholastic honoree her senior season while earning AP All-State third-team honors ... Eastside won their sixth consecutive Passaic County championship her junior year and she was named the MVP of the tournament ... Was also MVP of the Christmas Tournament as a junior and senior season accolades included Academic Award, Outstanding Athlete Award and Best Defensive Player ... Also earned letters and was an All-League track performer ...Played summer ball with the New York City Gauchos.

Personal:
Born Teya Andrea Wright on May 16, 1989, in Paterson, N.J. ... Daughter of Paul and Llora Wright ... Sister of Maya and Lola ... A Hotel & Tourism Management major.

Career Highs
Points: 24 at Colorado (11/28/08)
Rebounds: 16 vs. Delaware (12/10/08)
Assists: 2 (3x); Last vs. La Salle (2/28/09)
Blocks: 3 at Fordham (1/10/09)
Steals: 6 vs. Seton Hall (12/29/08)
Minutes: 35 at Boston College (1/4/09)

Miscellaneous Stats
Double-Doubles: 5x; Last at Dayton (2/7/09)
Double-Figures: 13x; Last vs. La Salle (2/28/09)
20-Point Games: 1x; Last at Colorado (11/28/08)
5-Rebounds: 40x; Last vs. Duquesne (3/6/09)
10-Rebounds: 10x; Last vs. Temple (2/11/09)
5-Steals: 2x; Last vs. Seton Hall (12/29/08)

Wright's Career Statistics

Year GP-GS Min Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg A TO Blk St Pt Avg
2007-08 30-9 463 15.4 48-107 .449 0-0 .000 26-40 .650 55 93 148 4.9 13 52 15 27 122 4.1
2008-09 29-28 634 21.9 98-191 .513 0-0 .000 48-76 .632 99 129 228 7.9 12 61 20 20 244 8.4
Totals 59-37 1097 18.6 146-298 .490 0-0 .000 74-116 .638 154 222 376 6.4 25 113 35 78 366 6.2

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