MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County Schools superintendent Joris Ray asked the University of Memphis to retire Lorenzen Wright's jersey number.
Wright wore number 55 when he played basketball for the University of Memphis from 1994-1996.
Wright also played for the Memphis Grizzlies from 2001-2006.
The letter Ray wrote to University of Memphis President David Rudd read in part:
Lorenzen Wright was last seen alive on July 18, 2010 when he left the home of Sherra Wright. The next day, police received a phone call from his cell phone, but it was interrupted by gunfire, according to Shelby County District Attorney's Office.
Wright's body was later discovered on July 28, 2010 in a field near Hacks Cross and Winchester. The 34-year-old was shot multiple times.
Ray closed the letter by saying:
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