February 7, 2011 Posted by danb
Book review of "A Perfect Fit" by Luther Wright.
In 1993 the Seton Hall University Men’s basketball team was riding high. They were just three years removed from playing in the NCAA Championship game. Top recruits from all over the nation were dying to come play for coach P.J. Carlesimo. And to top it off, they had just signed Luther Wright.
At 7’2” and 270 lbs., Wright was a force to be reckoned with on the court. In fact, he was so good the Utah Jazz selected him in the first round of the NBA draft after playing just one season of college ball.
However, after turning pro, Wright’s life spiraled out of control. Within months of being selected by the Jazz he found himself in a cocaine-fueled downward spiral. Wright entered a mental institution, blew all his NBA money on drugs and eventually found himself living homeless on the streets of Newark, NJ.
One night he stumbled into an ER with severe frostbite on his feet. As the doctor lopped off all but three of his Wright’s toes, he made a decision to change his life.
Wright’s redemption is chronicled in “A Perfect Fit”, a great book penned by Wright and Karen Hunter. If you’re looking for a quick read that will motivate and inspire you, pick it up today.
Check out the video below of Wright explaining his story.