Louisiana Ragin' Cajun guard Jay Wright has been named to the Lefty Driesell Defensive All-America team, along with 24 other D1 players.

Members of the team all become finalists for the Lefty Driesell Award, given to the nation's best defensive player.

Ragin' Cajun guard Elfrid Payton, currently an NBA rookie with the Orlando Magic, took home the award a season ago.

Wright finished his sophomore season last Thursday, averaging 9.1 points, 3.6 assists, 3.1 rebounds, and 0.9 steals per game.

The Lefty Driesell award is named after the legendary Charles Grice “Lefty” Driesell . As a former head coach, he’s the only man win 100 games at four different Division I schools (Maryland, Davidson, James Madison, Georgia State).


Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky
Darion Atkins, Virginia
Gary Bell Jr., Gonzaga
Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia
Willie Cauley-Stien, Kentucky
Rakeem Christmas, Syracuse
Kyle Collinsworth, BYU
Tekele Cotton, Wichita State
Demarcus Daniels North Florida
Nnanna Egwu, Illinois
Jerian Grant, Notre Dame
Jelani Hewitt, Georgia Southern
Anthony Hickey, Oklahoma State
Brice Johnson, North Carolina
Reggie Lynch, Illinois State
T.J. McConnell, Arizona
Jordan Mickey, LSU
Shonn Miller, Cornell
Larry Nance, Wyoming
Josh Richardson, Tennessee
Richard Ross, Old Dominion
Justin Tuoyo, Chattanooga
Corey Walden, Eastern Kentucky
Julian Washburn, UTEP
Briante Weber, VCU
Jay Wright, Louisiana