Super Bowl champion to host alumni charity basketball game

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. — A Super Bowl champion is coming back home and giving back.

K.J. Wright played at Olive Branch High School and Mississippi State and was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks.

Wright returned to Olive Branch for a very special occasion. He’s hosting a charity basketball game Friday night.

Wright is returning to Olive Branch High School, where he played both football and basketball and was on the track and field team.

He is holding an alumni basketball game to raise money for the Conquistadors’ athletic department.

“I love my city. I love Olive Branch, Mississippi. They mean so much to me. I was raised there from kindergarten all the way to 12th grade, and there were so many people who invested in me from my teammates to my teachers to my coaches,” Wright said. “I am super excited to bring this alumni game to my city.”

Wright said the lineup for the game is not something to miss.

“During the game, we are getting people all the way from the 1970s to the 2000s. We will have a 3-point contest and an alumni dance team and cheerleaders,” Wright said.

Wright said it’s all to support the school and the city that has supported him from the time he was a kid, and through his NFL career.

“Just for the city, I want to see smiles on people’s faces and hugs and laughter. To get the community together to celebrate Olive Branch Tradition,” Wright said.

Game time is 7 p.m. Friday.

Tickets are sold out.