Ja’Monti Wright’s absolute grit, resolve and passion for basketball led him towards the 2021 Louisville Invitational Tournament.
It is always very surreal to know about all those people who wish to make it huge in their chosen industries and go ahead in achieving the same. Well, the world is filled with people who can be called dreamers, but how many of the times do we see these dreamers turn their dreams into a beautiful reality for them? The world of sports is one that so far has welcomed innumerable talents; however, only a few of them have been able to reach their maximum potential and earned the success they desired. We came across one such high-performing and highly passionate and young basketball player named Ja’Monti Wright, who proved his excellence in the game when he went from an unknown player to becoming a phenom in the 2021 Louisville Invitational Tournament.
Ever since his childhood days, if anything that Ja’Monti Wright felt a close inclination towards, it was everything to do with basketball. He grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, the US and took great inspiration from one of his uncles and cousins, who were local basketball stars. Looking at them, learning each day about the game and getting more inspired helped Ja’Monti Wright to begin playing in an outdoor court in his great grandfather’s backyard. Childhood was quite tough for this young basketball talent, as he confesses that he used to get involved in fights with people deemed as bullies and acted like a tough friend who would go to any extent to defend his friends.
For a reason, Ja’Monti Wright couldn’t play for his 6th grade basketball team and was also found a bit overweight. However, rather than losing hope, Ja’Monti Wright decided to put in double the efforts and work on strength and conditioning every day. He participated in the 7th grade basketball season and became known as a dog on the court for his aggressive play. He went ahead to achieve great momentum when he hit the game-winning shot at the season.
From moving to North Carolina in his 8th grade season, attending The Word of God Christian Academy, to getting invited to visit Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida, getting an opportunity to join the basketball team, Ja’Monti Wright showed true resilience and love for the game of basketball. It was his enormous passion and skills that offered him the opportunity to get accepted into Montverde Academy. However, his mother took him back to Louisville, KY, where Ja’Monti Wright attended high school.
Today, he is a 6’2 athletic personality who is known for his effortless dunks, his style and his expertise in making goals. His entry into the 2021 Louisville Invitational Tournament is also proof of the basketball talent he is. Achieving so much at such a young age, Ja’Monti Wright says he has just begun.