Charlotte Metro Area & Beyond​ | 704-412-4030​ | julianwright@adaptbasketball.com

© 2019 by Julian Wright, Founder of A.D.A.P.T. Basketball Enrichment LLC

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9499 Old Bailes Road

Suite 111

Fort Mill, SC 29707

WHERE IT ALL STARTED

In 2005, I was selected as a McDonald’s All-American. I played the next 2 years collegiately at a high-major university such as The University of Kansas. I played my first 4 years as a professional basketball player in the NBA (2007 1st round, 13th pick overall - New Orleans Hornets 2007-2010 | Toronto Raptors 2010-2011). Lastly, I played in the NBA Development League with the Austin Toros (2012 Champion) before playing overseas almost 10 years. 

What allows my basketball training to stand out is that I’ve lived it; I have been trained by elite basketball trainers who train the same elite players you see in the NBA. These trainers were keen to assess what I needed to work on, yet shaped my career by encouraging me to continuously work on various skills. I’d most certainly define myself as a an ALL-PURPOSE player. At 6 feet 8 inches in height while weighing 235 pounds, I have played point guard in high school, power forward at The University of Kansas, small forward in the NBA, and power forward/center overseas. Every stop of the way, I have worked on my skills even if certain skill sets of mine were not heavily utilized by coaches during certain (parts of) seasons depending on their philosophy. 

 

I’ve reached a point where I fully understand the nuances of progressions in skill sets that are detected by those in positions who can advance one’s athletic career. My goal is to assist clients with getting ahead of the curve. I have developed a keen sense of what high school coaches look for in middle schoolers, what college coaches look for in high schoolers, what general managers look for in NBA Draft prospects, and what international teams look for in American (USA passport) players. (It’s a completely different style of basketball played overseas.) 

 

In closing, I desire to convert players into Jacks and Janes of all trades, masters of multiple skills. As in the case of various industries, employers are seeking employees who can wear different hats regardless of their official title within that particular organization. Now, it’s no different within the basketball world as it’s common to see guards posting up and being one of the team’s best rebounders (e.g., Russell Westbrook and Dwyane Wade, especially in his prime) as well as front court players who are their team’s best passer; seemingly walking and breathing triple-doubles (e.g., Ben Simmons, Draymond Green, Candace Parker, Elena Delle Donne, and Giannis Antetokoumbpo).

Accomplishments & Experience

HIGH SCHOOL
(2001-2005)

Homewood-Flossmoor High School (15 miles south of Chicago, IL)

 

3-year Varsity Starter

 

2004: IHSA Class AA State Final Runner-Up [Lost to Shaun Livingston’s Team, Peoria Central High School (Peoria, IL)]

3rd-Team All-State Selection

AAU

Nike Peach Jam Champion & MVP

 

2005:

Illinois Mr. Basketball (Best high school player in the State of Illinois)

2nd-team Parade All-American

Jordan Classic Participant 

McDonald’s All-American

Ranked 8th Overall by Rivals.com

NCAA
(2005-2007)

University of Kansas

 

2006:

Big 12 Regular Conference Champion

Big 12 Tournament Champion

Big 12 All-Tournament Team

Big 12 All-Rookie Team

2007:

Big 12 Regular Conference Champion

Big 12 Tournament Champion

3rd-Team All-American (National Association of Basketball Coaches)

NBA/BIG3
(2007-2011, 2019)

New Orleans Hornets (now called New Orleans Pelicans)

 

2007: 

1st Round, 13th pick

2 consecutive playoff appearances (2008, 2009)

 

2010:

Traded to Toronto Raptors

2019

BIG3 Participant

4th Place Finish

INTERNATIONAL 
(2012-2019)

Israel (2012-2013)

Defensive Player of the Year

 

Russia (2013-2014)

EuroChallenge Participant

 

Greece (2014)

EuroLeague participant

 

Israel (2015)

Israeli League Rebounding Leader

 

Puerto Rico (2015)

Puerto Rican League Semifinalist

 

Italy (2015-2016)

Italian League All-Star Selection

 

EuroCup Participant

EuroCup Semifinalist

All-EuroCup 2nd Team

Italian League Quarterfinalist

 

Turkey (2016-2017

Turkish League All-Star Selection & Game MVP

 

Italy (2017-2018)

EuroCup Participant

EuroCup Semifinalist

 

France: (2018-2019)

French League All Star Selection