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Ishmail Wainright
Position: G
Born: 09/12/94
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:230 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Salary: $709,913
But Wainright committed to Uganda, and his teammates, and that means more to Wainright than his own freshness for the pre-Vegas camp with the Raptors in Tampa Bay, where he was headed a day after the game in Morrocco. “There wasn’t any doubt,” Wainright said. “It was a long time, I’m not gonna lie. It’s been an extremely long summer. But I’ve worked my butt off. …To play for a country like Uganda is crazy, it’s amazing. I’m enjoying every bit of it.” The Raptors understood. This is part of what they’ve quickly come to love about Wainright. He is a hard worker. He is selfless. He is the consummate teammate. Everywhere he’s gone, Ishmail Wainright is a walking culture-builder.
Wainright may have been too well-liked at summer league. Patrick Mutombo, who coached the Vegas team and will coach Raptors 905 this season, jokingly engaged in some subterfuge to try to snag Wainright for the 905 instead of the Raptors. “I love him,” Mutombo said. “I told Masai and Bobby, I was messing with them, I said, ‘I don’t think he’s good enough for the Raptors.’ Bobby chewed me out. He said, ‘Patrick, we’re not doing that.’ Credit to our front office, they bring in good people. Talented basketball player, a joy to coach, and then he’s just got a toughness that I have a soft spot for. He’s been great. He’s a great force with us.”
If you had typed Ishmail Wainright’s name on Youtube in 2018, you would have found NFL video clips. After four years at Baylor’s basketball program as a two-sport athlete, Wainright decided to give American football a shot. He stayed at Baylor for the fifth year to play for the football team. And he was good. In summer 2018, Wainright earned a tryout with the NFL team Buffalo Bills. However, he didn’t make the cut.