Bracey Wright is a 34 year old 191cm guard that is playing his 14th professional season and first with CEZ Basketball Nymburk (Czech Republic-NBL). He began his career at Indiana (NCAA) where he played from 2002-2005 and as a senior led the Big 10 in scoring. He finished three-year career at Indiana ranked 15th all-time in scoring with 1,498 career points and tied for third with 186 career three-pointers. He began his professional career in 2005 and played two seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He began his career in Europe in 2007 and has been here ever since. He played for teams like Aris Thessaloniki (Greece-A1), DKV Joventut Badalona (Spain-ACB), Base Oostende (Belgium-D1), Paris-Levallois (France-ProA), Cedevita Zagreb (Croatia-A1), CAI Zaragoza (Spain-ACB), Krasnie Krilya Samara (Russia-PBL), Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem (Israel-Winner League),Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir (Turkey-BSL), Acibadem Universitesi Istanbul (Turkey-TBL) and Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket (Turkey-BSL): He won titles in Belgium and Israel. He spoke to germanhoops.com before the Basketball Champions League game in Bamberg.
Hi Bracey, thanks for talking to germanhoops.com Welcome back to Germany. I read that you live full-time in Europe now. What do you miss from the States and what do you appreciate most of the European lifestyle?
I actually don’t live full-time in Europe. Players that play overseas spend a lot of time here. What I have enjoyed the most about the Euro lifestyle is the simple lifestyle. For example now I’m playing in the Czech Republic in a smaller city and everything moves at a slower pace and there is more quiet time. There are no distractions like in the states. But what I do miss most about the states is the comforts and conveniences I was accustomed to while growing up there.
Since 2008 you only played 4 games international club games against Alba Berlin and ratio Ulm. Could you give a guess what your record is?
I know I lost against Ulm and might have lost against Alba Berlin.
It’s 1-3. You lost two close battles against Alba Berlin and split with Ulm, but scored 36 points combined . Despite the many games you play, do you have any memories of playing against Casey Jacobsen or then ULM players current Euroleague player Will Clyburn or current Boston Celtic Daniel Theis?
I remember playing against Casey. I had the chance to see him play a long time with Bamberg. I remember the Ulm games better and remember playing against Clyburn and Theis. They had a good team that year. I also remember playing against Alba Berlin twice in Pre season with Hapoel Jerusalem. Even though I have never played for a German organization I have followed the league over the years. I think that it is a very entertaining league for the fans. There is great media coverage there and there is also a great hype building up to the games. I don’t remember seeing that hype in other countries. There the game just happened. You feel the energy of the fans in the arena’s. The arena’s are always full and the fans are great. You can see that the fans are passionate. It is a fun game to watch in Germany.