Wright, Kia

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Wright, Kia

Kia Wright

Induction Year: 2022

Category: Basketball and Coaching

Location: Copiague

One of Long Island’s highest scoring girls hoops players at Copiague High School and a member of St. John’s University Hall of Fame for outstanding college career.

Head coach at her alma mater in Copiague where she scored 2,148 points and was named 2002 Suffolk County Player of the Year.

Four time all-long island first team selection and averaged 24.4 points, 9.3 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 6.3 steals per game. Led Copiague to its first Suffolk Class A and Long Island Championship in 2002.

At St. John’s University, where she was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 2015. One of the most decorated players at St. John’s, she was described as “an intelligent, court-savvy point guard with tremendous defensive tenacity.” A four-time All-Big-East Player, finished as the fourth all-time leading scorer with 1,536 points. She is also listed fourth on the all-time assist list with 492, making her the only player in St. John’s history to score over 1500 points and over 400 assists in a career.

Also coached as an assistant at Adelphi University before coming back to Copiague.