Rapidly growing forward from Raleigh, N.C., described as a “late-bloomer” whose best basketball is ahead of him … Earned significant playing time early in his freshman season and again late in the year as injuries thinned Tech’s ranks … With development, has the ability to impact the game at both ends with his shooting, rebounding and shot-blocking skills … Has grown four inches and added 40 pounds since his sophomore year in high school … Has good athleticism and shot-blocking ability … Can play multiple positions, has a good basketball IQ and is tough … First North Carolina native to sign with Tech since Anthony Morrow (Charlotte), who played at Tech from 2004-08 and is an eight-year NBA veteran … Wore No. 12 as a freshman, changed to No. 5.
Received his most extensive playing time since before Christmas with an average of 23.1 minutes over Tech’s final eight games, including a season-high of 35 at Virginia … Averaged 4.3 points and 4.9 rebounds … Had played very little in Tech’s first 11 ACC games … Started four straight games (8.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg) around the holiday before seeing his minutes curtailed when ACC play began … Had played a total of 19 minutes in five games over a 12-game span for Tech before Tech’s Feb. 11 game against Duke, in which he had nine points and seven rebounds in 20 minutes … Scored a season-best 19 points (8-9 FG) with seven rebounds and three steals in a season-high 27 minutes against Florida A&M … Had four points, six rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in 26 minutes at Georgia … Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds against Bethune-Cookman … Scored six points each against Tennessee and Wofford … Had five big rebounds in 17 minutes against Northwestern.
Under head coach Patrick Paye, employed a deft inside-out offensive attack while his 7-foot-2 wingspan allowed him to wreak havoc on the glass … In his senior season, led his team in scoring (22.0 ppg), rebounding (11.0 rpg), blocks (2.0 bpg) and three-point shooting (41.0 pct.) … Earned all-conference and all-region honors his senior season and was also selected to play in the North Carolina — South Carolina All-Star game … Played for the Garner Road Elite in the AAU circuit, from which coach Dwayne West has sent players like Isaiah Hicks (North Carolina) and T.J. Warren (NC State) to ACC programs … Also played and lettered one year in tennis.
Full name is Moses Anthony Wright … Born December 23, 1998 in Raleigh, N.C. … Son of Gerald (deceased) and Calla Wright … Has an older brother, Robert … Began playing basketball by trying out for his high school team at the age of 14 … Enjoys swimming and working puzzles … Plans to study business administration.