Isaiah Wright, a senior guard at Borah High and a Utah signee, is likely to miss the rest of the season with a broken right wrist.
Wright, the reigning Idaho Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year, suffered the injury Thursday in a win over Mountain View and did not play Saturday against Vallivue. Borah coach Cary Cada said Wright is slated for surgery later this week.
“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.”
Wright said he broke his left wrist during last season, but was able to hold off surgery until the offseason. However, with his right hand being the dominant one, he is unable to play with his current injury.
“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 four games with this season with Borah (4-1), Wright was averaging 19.8 points per game. He signed with Utah last month over interest from Boise State, Creighton and Kansas State, among others. Here is Utah’s release on his signing. The Lions, two-time defending 5A state champions, will host Meridian on Wednesday.
“His teammates are rallying around him,” Cada said. “He’s going to be a great assistant.”