|Monica Wright Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||July 15, 1988|
Monica Wright is an American basketball coach and former professional basketball player who was picked 2nd overall in the 2010 WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) Draft by the Minnesota Lynx. She was named in the WNBA All-Rookie Team that year and played for the Lynx until 2015, winning the WNBA championship twice (2011, 2013). She was traded to the Seattle Storm in mid-2015 but her playing career came to an abrupt end in 2016 as a troublesome knee required 4 surgeries which forced her to retire from the sport. Monica later took up coaching assignments, as an assistant, with Liberty University (2018–2019) and the University of Virginia (2019–Present). At the international level, representing the United States, she had captained the ‘Gold’ medal-winning team at the FIBA (Fédération Internationale de Basketball) Under-19 World Championship in 2007. She had averaged 9.8 points per game there and led her team in ‘steals’.
Monica Ashante Wright
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Virginia, United States
Monica had graduated, in 2006, from the Forest Park High School in Woodbridge, Virginia. Later that year, she had joined the University of Virginia from where she had graduated in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.
Basketball Coach, Former Professional Basketball Player
- Father – Garry Wright
- Mother – Lynette Wright
- Others – Gerard Wright (Older Brother)
22 – Minnesota Lynx, Seattle Storm
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
83 kg or 183 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Monica has dated –
- Kevin Durant (2013-2014) – Monica had started dating basketball superstar Kevin Durant in January 2013 and the pair had got engaged on July 7, 2013. They had parted ways, however, a year later, in July 2014.
- Michael Rogers (2018-Present) – Monica got married to fellow basketball coach and former basketball player Michael Rogers on July 14, 2018. They have a son together named McKale (b. 2020).
Race / Ethnicity
She is of African-American descent.
- Toned physique
- Shoulder-length, straight hair
- Gleaming face
- Affable smile
Monica Wright Facts
- While Monica was at Forest Park High School, she had led her school to titles in her sophomore (2004) and senior (2006) years. She was also named the ‘Gatorade State Player of the Year for Virginia’ in both 2005 and 2006. She was named a WBCA (Women’s Basketball Coaches Association) All-American and had earned ‘MVP’ honors in the 2006 ‘WBCA High School All-America Game’.
- During her time at the University of Virginia, she had earned several accolades including ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) ‘Rookie of the Year’ (2006-07), ACC ‘Player of the Year’ (2009-10), ACC ‘Defensive Player of the Year’ (2009-10), and ‘National Defensive Player of the Year’ (2009-10) awards. She was also named in the ACC All-Defensive Team (2007–08) and the All-ACC Defensive Team (2008–09). She had graduated from the university as their all-time scoring leader.
- During the WNBA’s off-seasons, she had represented several clubs around the world including Lotos Gdynia (2010-2011) in Poland, Botaş SK (2011-2012) in Turkey, Dandenong Rangers (2012-2013) in Australia, Shinsegae One FX (2013) in South Korea, Bnot Herzliya (2015-2016) in Israel, Keflavík (2016) in Iceland, and Perth Lynx (2016) in Australia.
- She had served as the secretary/treasurer for the ‘WNBA Players’ Association’ in 2015.
- She frequently volunteers at church basketball camps organized for youngsters.
Featured Image by Monica Wright / Instagram