695HOOPS WHERE IT'S ALWAYS ALL ABOUT THE GIRLS
Dunbar's Michelle Wright is making a run at 2,000 career points. After a dominating performance in the state championship game where she poured in 40 points in an 80-62 win over Northern high school, she is hoping to lead Dunbar back. With her powerful frame and unorthodox moves, Wright is a matchup nightmare for opponents. We caught up to her for a quick chat over the holiday break.
695: How old were you when you started playing?
Shelley: I was 12.
695: Which AAU teams have you played for?
Shelley: The Baltimore Cougars, Team Melo , Baltimore Starz and Blue Star Maryland.
695: You dropped 40 points in the championship game last winter. What was that like?
Shelley: It was great. It came from my motivation to do better than the year before. Even though I scored that many points I didn't do it alone. My teammates helped me accomplish that.
695: How did you guys celebrate that state championship?
Shelley: We had a team dinner.
695: On Coach Selby I hope. What else do you do besides play ball?
Shelley: I also play softball. I've been playing since 9th grade.
695: Who is your favorite player?
Shelley: Kobe Bryant is my favorite.
695: Do you talk trash on the court? Who is the biggest trash talker in Baltimore?
Shelley: I talk trash but only to my teammates to get us motivated. I don't know who the biggest talker in Baltimore is.
695: What do you want to add to your game?
Shelley: I want get better defensively, improve my dribbling skills and get better fundamentally.
695: What do you listen to on your Ipod?
Shelley: Lil Wayne, Drake, Trey Songz, Young Jeezy and TI.
695: Can you cook?
Shelley: Yes. I can cook. I enjoy cooking with my mother and my aunts.
695: What are your specialties?
Shelley: I make good eggs and spaghetti.
695: When you got to the parties do you dance or just stand around?
Shelley: I dance.
695: Tell me something people might not know about you...
Shelley: I think I can sing when I'm in the shower.
695: How is the recruiting going?
Shelley: I'm not sure where I'm going. I'm still weighing my options.
695: Ok. Good luck with everything.
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