Wright, Joby - Basketball, 1984
Joby Wright was a standout basketball athlete at Johnson High School. He led the Atom Smashers to the 1968 State basketball title in his senior season and was twice chosen on the All-State basketball team. After high school, Wright visited over twenty colleges before deciding to attend Indiana University. During his three varsity seasons at Indiana, Wright averaged 14.7, 17.6, and 19.9 points, respectively; and scored a total of 1,272 points. In 1972, his senior season, he was chosen Most Valuable Player at Indiana, captained the team, and was an All-Big ten first team selection. That same year, Indiana advanced to the National Invitation Tournament. After college, Wright signed with the Seattle Super Sonics of the National Basketball Association. He played one year with Seattle before leaving to play in Europe. He later returned to the U.S. to play in the American Basketball Association with the Virginia Squires and San Diego Sails. After a leg injury ended his athletic career, Wright returned to Indiana as an assistant coach under Knight.