Borah’s Wright has broken wrist; season likely over

Reigning Gatorade Player of the Year has ‘a very little’ chance to return for playoffs.

dsouthorn@idahostatesman.comDecember 17, 2013 

Borah's Isaiah Wright (22) drives the ball past Rocky Mountain's John Searle (15) at the 5A high school boys basketball championship between Rocky Mountain and Borah at the Idaho Center on March 2, 2013.

OTTO KITSINGER — For the Idaho Statesman

— Isaiah Wright, a senior guard at Borah High and a Utah signee, broke his right wrist in a victory over Mountain View last week.

He is scheduled for surgery Thursday, Borah basketball coach Cary Cada said.

“You don’t replace a guy like Isaiah Wright,’’ Cada said. “He’s crushed. It’s an absolute heartbreaker, but he’s the kind of guy who will bounce back."

The 6-foot-2 Wright said he broke his left wrist last season, but was able to hold off surgery until the offseason.

Not this time.

“Of course I’m bummed out, but I’ve got to be positive,’’ Wright said. “I’ll be out there helping the best I can, try to be a bigger leader.’’

Depending on how quickly he heals, Wright said there’s “a very little’’ chance he can play again this season, but that would likely not be until district or state tournament play in February or March.

In four games this season, Wright averaged 19.8 points a game. He signed with Utah last month over interest from Boise State, Creighton and Kansas State, among others.

The two-time defending 5A state champion Lions (4-1) will host Meridian on Wednesday.

“His teammates are rallying around him,’’ Cada said. “He’s going to be a great assistant.’’

Dave Southorn: 377-6420; Twitter: @IDS_Southorn

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