Having the Wright stuff to still play
During a back-and-forth battle in a freshman tournament championship game against Anadarko, D'Andre Wright, in his first year at Eisenhower, was already raising eyebrows.
A pair of eyebrows raised belonged to his freshman coach at the time, Todd Millwee, who is now the head coach for Eisenhower basketball.
"This kid is going to be pretty special," Millwee recalled.
Little did he know just how special.
D'Andre Wright, the former Ike standout and versatile stretch forward at Tulsa, signed with KK Ohrid, a professional basketball team in Macedonia earlier this month as he continues his hoops dreams that started long ago.
"I remember seeing it right then and there against Anadarko… the way he could score from anywhere and hit the big shots," Millwee said. "He was already becoming the go-to-guy that everyone would look to in the big moments."
One of those big moments came his sophomore year against Lawton High when Wright hit the pair of game-winning free throws to win one of the season's biggest rivalry games.
A framed picture of Wright throwing down a thunderous slam dunk still hangs by the door of the Ike boys' locker room symbolizing the havoc he created in the paint and around the rim for opposing defenses.