A former Knicks draft pick was found dead in an SUV in Brooklyn covered in garbage bags, authorities said.
Michael Wright, 35, was discovered sprawled in the back seat of the vehicle on Tuesday. He had a puncture wound above his left eyebrow, cops said.
Wright’s vehicle had been sitting on E. 16th Street near Avenue I since Sunday, according to police sources. Wright had been reported missing from his Closter, NJ, home by roommates on Sunday.
The college hoop star was born in Chicago and was a forward for the Arizona Wildcats before being drafted by the Knicks in 2001.
Yet he never made it onto the roster, and instead played overseas in a number of different countries — including Poland, Turkey, and South Korea.
“He left his French team in February and was planning to go back to Europe and play,” Wright’s cousin, Randolph Berry, told the Chicago Sun Times Wednesday.
“He wasn’t planning on retiring.”
A city medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine how Wright died.