Something just wasn’t Wright

If the BGSU men’s basketball team hopes to salvage a forgettable season, they will do it without standout guard Steven Wright.

Wright, the team’s second leading scorer, left the Falcons yesterday in what is being labeled as a mutual agreement between he and the program.

Wright, who attended high school in Dayton, is listed as a senior on the team roster, although he earned another season of eligibility at the conclusion of the recent fall semester. He was averaging 11.4 ppg in 29.3 minutes.

Members of the team were not made available to the media yesterday and head coach Dan Dakich did not return several phone calls made by The BG News. Assistant coach LaMonta Stone declined to comment on the situation.

Wright’s drama-filled season began Sept. 25, when during a pick-up game at Anderson Arena, he broke a bone in his foot and missed BG’s first seven games. Upon returning from the injury, Wright started five games before being benched because he wasn’t doing much on the court besides scoring, according to Dakich. Wright started just nine games this season after starting every game last year.

Wright cannot transfer to play at another NCAA Division I university because he would have to sit out a year and exhaust his final year of eligibility. His only options for playing next year are to mend fences at BG or transfer to a Division II or III school.

Wright scored four points and committed six turnovers in the Falcons’ 82-66 loss against Kent State on Tuesday at Anderson Arena.

BG (9-17, 5-10) is on the verge of finishing with its worst record in Dakich’s nine years at the helm. The Falcons, who have lost seven of eight, will visit Buffalo on Sunday for a 2 p.m. game with the Bulls.