Senior Giana Wright is a dedicated basketball player who is passionate about the game and deserves all praise given to her.
Wright started playing basketball in kindergarten around the age of five. Her mom was her first coach and encouraged her to play the sport. Wright also used to watch basketball games with her mom, which added to her love for the game. Her favorite NBA team is the Warriors, and her favorite college team is the Stanford women’s team.
“I found a love of the sport over the years, and it’s just something I really enjoy doing, and it’s just a passion of mine,” Wright said.
Her coach Jim Lemmon describes Wright as a skilled player with a good work ethic, and a determination to be great every day.
“The way she competes and forces the people around her to compete, I would say is the biggest thing with her. She’s obviously a great player for us to have. She is also extremely deserving of everything she’s gotten, from the scholarship to the post-season awards she received last year,” said Lemmon.
What Wright loves most about basketball is playing with a team. “My favorite part is how you have to work with the other people on the court. I think once you learn how to work with one another, it creates a really pretty flow to the game,” she said.
Her least favorite part is the conditioning the players go through to improve their skills.
Wright’s favorite memory playing basketball was made last year during the Northern California finals at the Sacramento Kings’ arena.
Wright plays the position of power forward. She received a full graduate scholarship to Texas A&M Corpus Christi.