Community service

Wright named to SEC community service team

Men’s basketball | 03/03/2022 10:49:00

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — First-year point guard Jacobi Wright was named to the SEC Community Service Team for men’s basketball on Thursday, the league office announced.

This marks the 24th year of the SEC Community Service Team for men’s basketball as well as women’s basketball. All 21 league-sponsored sports have had a community service team since 2004, with general teams for men’s and women’s sports chosen from 1999 to 2003. The SEC pioneered this concept with a football community service team in 1994.

Since arriving on campus this summer, Wright has been actively involved in various community service projects from the start. The Fort Mill, SC native leads the team during community service hours. He participated in a six-week correspondence program over the summer with a local camp. He was also involved in packing school supplies into backpacks that were delivered to that same camp. Wright also spent time reading for a local school district‘s upcoming March Madness reading campaign.

Off the court, Wright serves as one of the men’s basketball team representatives on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). He is also a member of SAAC’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

On the field, Wright played 29 games while making nine starts. He averaged 3.6 points, 1.9 assists and 1.6 rebounds per game for the Gamecocks. South Carolina (18-11, 9-8 SEC) ends the regular season Saturday afternoon at No. 5/5 Auburn (26-4, 14-3 SEC) at 1 p.m. ET on SEC Network. The Tigers clinched a share of the SEC regular season title last night with an 81-68 overtime win at Mississippi State.

2021-22 SEC Men’s Basketball Community Service Team

Keon Ellis, Alabama
JD Notae, Arkansas
Dylan CardwellAuburn
Anthony Duruji, Florida
Jabri Abdur-Rahim, Georgia
Lance Ware, Ky.
Efton Reid, LSU
Jarkel Carpenter, Ole Miss
Isaac Stansbury, Mississippi State
Javon Pickett, Mo.
Jacobi WrightCaroline from the south

John Fulkerson, Tennessee
Everett Vaughn, Texas A&M
Trey ThomasVanderbilt

Click here for the full SEC statement.