Q&A: McKinley Wright excited to play for hometown Timberwolves

Former Champlin Park high school star McKinley Wright spoke with KSTP about his decision to sign with the Timberwolves. We caught up with him this week at the Twin Cities Pro-Am.

***Click the video box above to watch our conversation with Wright and to see him in action***

Wright agreed to a 1-year, two-way contract with the Timberwolves immediately after last Thursday’s NBA Draft. He chose the Wolves over a couple other comparable offers.

A three-time All-Pac-12 Conference first team selection, Wright is Colorado’s all-time leader in assists (683) and the first player in Pac-12 history with 1,800 points, 600 assists and 600 rebounds. Wright averaged 15.2 points and 5.7 assists as a senior in 2020-21.

Wright led the Pac-12 assists and ranked third in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.7), sixth in free throw percentage (.844) and 13th in scoring as a senior, per his University of Colorado bio. His 182 total assists in 2020-21 ranked fourth in the nation.