The Dunham School will retire the #32 jersey worn by former Tiger basketball star Jordan Wright ’19 on Monday, January 29, 2024. The pre-game ceremony will take place at approximately 6:45 pm in the Upper School gym on the Dunham campus. Wright is the first Dunham basketball player to receive this honor.
“Jordan is the definition of a scholar-athlete. He is a very talented basketball player and an even better person,” said Dunham basketball coach Chad Myers who coached Jordan for four years. “He had a tremendous impact on our program. Along with Coach Jonathan Pixley and his teammates, Jordan set the foundation for our program and put us on the map.”
During his prep career, Wright led Dunham to a 2018 LHSAA Division III state title and two runner-up finishes during his high school career. In addition to being a three-time All-State, All-District, and All-Metro selection and two-time All-District MVP, Wright also was nominated for the opportunity to play in the 2019 McDonald’s All American Game and chosen to tour Germany in the spring of 2018 as part of the USA Select team.
Wright, a 6’6’’ guard, signed with Vanderbilt University in 2019. A standout on and off the court, he helped lead the Commodores to the quarterfinals of the 2022 NIT Tournament. In his four years at Vanderbilt, Wright appeared in 124 games with 74 starts, averaging 9.5 points, 4.8rebounds and 1.6 assists for his career with 61 double-digit scoring games with 10 double doubles.
Wright also was named the 2022 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men’s basketball. Voted on by the SEC coaches, this award honors a starting player on one SEC team for his academic and athletic achievement. He maintained a 3.53 GPA while completing degrees in communications studies and human and organizational development.
Since transferring to LSU in 2023 for his final year of eligibility, Wright has started 15 out of 16 games, averaging 15.2 points per game. He is currently shooting .397 from the field, .354 from three point range, and .810 from the free throw line.
“Jordan has represented The Dunham School well while playing at Vanderbilt and now at LSU,”Myers continued. “I am very proud of him and his accomplishments, but more importantly, I am proud of the man that he has become. Jordan deserves to be the first basketball player at TheDunham School to have his number retired.”
(2019 photo by Madeline VeZain)