Unlike Otto Porter, the players who left the Georgetown men’s basketball team in 2011 did not go to the NBA. There was development league and Europe. Chris Wright ended up in Turkey when things got worse—he discovered he had multiple sclerosis. A number of NBA teams that expressed interest in the guard suddenly backed away. Wright believes it is a lack of information or misinformation (that MS is a fast-moving degenerative disease with a dismal ending) that led to these reversals. But he’s got a neurologist who is confident that, because of Wright’s physical condition and with the aid of drug treatments, his play will be unaffected. Interesting to look back, knowing that his fellow guard Austin Freeman has diabetes. Both were excellent players who were undeterred, much in the spirit of Jim Valvano.
Chelsea Janes has the full writeup on Chris in the Washington Post.