Fox ran a touching and moving feature on former Seton Hall center Luther Wright (1991-93) before yesterday's game against St. John's, which is a must-watch for everyone.
Wright grew up in a heart-breaking situation prior to playing two seasons at Seton Hall and a short career with the Utah Jazz after being drafted 18th overall in the 1993 NBA Draft. Wright was named Big East Preseason Rookie of the Year prior to the 1991-92 season and won two regular season conference crowns while in South Orange.
Past baggage reared its ugly head in the form of drug addiction when an "immature" Wright entered the NBA.
Fox producer Rick Thomas, interviewer Ronnie Thompson, Seton Hall athletic director Pat Lyons and associate AD Bryan Felt, who also coordinates Pirate Blue, should all be applauded for not only putting this feature together but for setting up Luther Wright with his in-house D.J. gig at Prudential Center this season.
For the older generation of fans, it's been hard to miss Wright at the Rock, often referred to as the World's Tallest D.J., and for the younger crowd that may have been confused by the presence of a 7-foot-2 D.J., you now know his story.
If you want to read about Luther Wright's journey and help support him at the same time, his memoir A Perfect Fit can be purchased on Amazon for a reasonable price.