6-4 center Justice Wright, Sharone's daughter, commits to play for Lady Tigers

Houston County, Ga. star had previously been committed to Audra Smith at UAB

SHarone Wright (Philadelphia 76ers photo)

SHarone Wright (Philadelphia 76ers photo)

Twenty years ago, Sharone Wright made a big impact on Clemson basketball.

The family legacy will continue in 2014 when his daughter, 6-4 center Justice Wright, joins the Clemson women's basketball program.

The Houston County, Ga. standout has committed to Clemson, according to Daniel Shirley of the Macon Telegraph, following coach Audra Smith, to whom she had previously committed to at Alabama-Birmingham.

The younger Wright learned her game from her dad, a member of the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame and a Tiger representative on the ACC's 'Legends' list. Wright was the No. 6 pick in the 1994 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.

“He was always pushing me when I was smaller and working with me on my game,” Justice told The Telegraph. "Every day, we’d go out and shoot and work on my game. Even when it was raining, we’d go out and shoot and try to get better. He’s always pushed me and my little brother to become better players...

“He’s always shown me post moves, but him being my dad, I didn’t want to listen to him. I wanted to do Sharone Wright played four seasons in the NBA with the Sixers and Toronto Raptors, but had his career cut short by injuries sustained in a serious car injury. He also played internationally for several seasons, and later became a camp coach in Europe.

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