STEPHENVILLE – Tarleton did not have to look far down the road to bolster its 2022-23 backcourt, as head coach Misty Wilson announced the signing of Frisco High School standout Jordan Wright on Monday.
Wright, a 5-7 guard, was one of the top offensive playmakers in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and at the TX UIL 5A level during the 2021-22 season. She averaged 17.4 points per game across 31 contests to pair with 3.5 rebounds per outing.
Originally from Belleville, Michigan, Wright moved to Frisco prior to her senior year. She played two seasons of varsity basketball at Wayne Memorial High School her freshman and sophomore seasons before lettering at nearby Huron HS as a junior in 2020-21.
“Jordan is a player we knew right away would be a great fit at Tarleton,” Wilson said. “The first thing that stands out about her game is her speed on the court. She has a great understanding of the game of basketball, incredible vision and the ability to score at all three levels. It was great getting to know Jordan and her family throughout the recruiting process and it is exciting to think about the impact she will have here over the next four years.”
Wright led Frisco HS in scoring en route to All-District second team honors this winter.
Her quick strike scoring prowess was on full display at the Dallas ISD Invitational Holiday Basketball Tournament in December. Wright averaged 29 points per game, including a career-high 31 in a 54-37 win over Garland Lakeview Centennial, to lead the Racoons to two victories.
She was nominated for Dave Campbell’s Miss Texas Basketball Player of the Week and Star Media Athlete of the Week recognition following her banner performances.
Wright was every bit as potent at the offensive end in her three seasons of varsity basketball in the Great Lakes region.
She was named Team MVP and earned first team All-Conference and All-District accolades as a junior at Huron. Wright’s last victory while at Huron signified perhaps her most memorable offensive performance. She scored 38 points to stake the River Rats to a 59-58 double overtime victory in the quarterfinals of the Division I District Tournament.
Wright immediately established herself within the Detroit prep basketball scene in her two years at Wayne Memorial. She received her first set of All-Conference honors as a sophomore in 2019-2020 and was named team captain. As a freshman in 2018-2019, Wright helped Wayne Memorial advance to the semifinals of the Michigan High School Activities Association Girls Basketball Tournament and garnered All-Conference honorable mention accolades.
She also played two seasons of AAU basketball for Ohio United 17U in 2020 and 2021.
Wright’s Division I signing is no surprise given the long lineage of athletic successes within her family. She comes from three generations of former college athletes. Both her father, Terrance, and mother, Bridgett, played college basketball. Her uncle, Jason Lamar, was a member of the inaugural Houston Texans team in 2002. Wright’s aunt, Marissa Young, is the head women’s softball coach at Duke.
She intends to major in business management while at Tarleton.
The Texans expect to announce additional signings in the coming weeks.