Luther Wright
Selected with the No. 18 in the first round of the NBA draft by the Utah Jazz, Luther Wright had the makings of a storybook life. He had a five-year, $5 million contract with a winning team, playing alongside Karl Malone and John Stockton. But he never wanted it. He never wanted to be seven-foot-two inches tall. He just wanted to be normal Luther Wright just wanted to fit in. In his very revealing memoir, Wright will talk about the journey that led him from a high school national championship with Elizabeth High School to the NBA and then his downward spiral to crack addiction and homelessness. It was when he hit rock bottom—having his toes amputated from walking barefoot in the snow—that he decided to change his life. And Wright found the Lord. Today, he heads a youth ministry and he tours around the country talking to young people about his story. Wright is newly married to Angela Felton Wright and lives in Jersey City.