Moses Wright’s long and improbable journey from junior-high swimmer to the pinnacle of ACC basketball started in a Southeast Raleigh gym that hangs banners to commemorate its honored graduates. Many of the names on the wall at the J.D. Lewis Center are familiar to NBA fans: T.J. Warren, John Wall, Devonte Graham, others.

The summer before his freshman year at Enloe, when Wright first started playing basketball, his mother signed him up with basketball trainer Gawon Hyman, who worked with David West during his long NBA career. David’s brother Dwayne, who runs the powerful Garner Road AAU program, saw Hyman working with Wright on the Lewis Center courts one day.