Women's Hoops Blog

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Sunday, March 07, 2010

Honored as ACC Player of the Year, Mechelle knows Monica has "The Wright Stuff."

"Monnie is the real deal," Ryan said of Wright, who surpassed UVa legend Dawn Staley as the program's all-time leading scorer on Jan. 11. "She has an aura. And one of the best parts of her game is the one that people don't necessarily give her credit for, and that's her play off the ball.

"Defensively, that's where she picks up a lot of steals and deflections. She'll seem like she comes out of nowhere to be in the right place. She's really good at reading things so she can provide her teammates with help as well as stopping her own player. Sometimes for me, it's still amazing to see."