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Whatever happened to... Cashmere Wright

Part of one of the best backcourt duos in Cincinnati history, Wright has gone on to win a title overseas.

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When Cashmere Wright and Sean Kilpatrick were playing in concert in Cincinnati’s backcourt, the Bearcats were in good hands. Since Wright’s graduation in 2013, the two have gone in opposite directions. Kilpatrick played one more year with the Bearcats and has fought his way into the NBA since.

Wright’s road has not winded its way into the NBA (yet), but he has remained in the world of basketball. The term world is most apt considering he has made stops halfway across the globe in the Netherlands, Poland and Greece.

After leaving UC, Wright signed a contract with the GasTerra Flames in the Netherlands. In his very first season, he helped lead the Flames to the Dutch Basketball League’s equivalent of the Larry O’Brien Trophy. During that rookie campaign, he showed more flashes of scoring prowess than he did at UC but continued to be a solid distributor. He averaged 14.2 points per game and 3.6 assists during the year and was named to the All-DBL Team. His career-high for scoring at UC was 12.7 points per game while he averaged 3.5 assists a contest during his four years.

For the 2014-15 season, Wright went South, taking his talents to Greece where he signed with AEK Athens. According to basketball-reference.com, he only played in four games, averaging 5.0 points and 2.8 assists per game in 80 total minutes. He went on to sign with the Halifax Rainmen of the National Basketball League of Canada and Wilki Morskie Szczecin of the Polish Basketball League (Tauron Basket Liga).

In October of last year, he finally got a sniff of the NBA, as he made it onto the roster of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the NBA D-League affiliate of the Indiana Pacers. Unfortunately, he did not follow in Kilpatrick’s footsteps and was let go in early November.

A month later, Wright decided to go back to the Netherlands, signing a contract with BS Leiden of the DBL. His new team is the same one that he helped GasTerra defeat in the 2014 NBB Cup, a yearly competition between Dutch professional teams separate from the actual DBL championship.