Who Is Dizzy Wright?

Finishing Up School

Dizzy Wright: “When I went back to Vegas, I didn’t even start school.  My mom decided we were going to move to California. I went to five different schools in California, and I still ended up finishing the year off in Vegas. [Laughs.] I went to six schools in eleventh grade.

"Everywhere I went I was able to play ball, so that was the plan. Just play ball, go to college, and study something.  Ball was supposed to be the college ticket, but because of the moving, my credits were all fucked up. They told me that I couldn’t graduate. It was either do night school and morning school and all that shit and graduate, or play ball and not graduate. So I had to make a choice. I just decided to do the night school shit.

“My senior year I got back to Vegas, and now I’ve got my own apartment. My mom is just up and go, up and go, and that shit is not good for a kid because they got to be stationed and settled somewhere. Luckily, I was able to do night school and early bird classes. That was my schedule, like literally I would start at five in the morning and get home at 9:30 p.m. every day. I didn’t have no car or nothing.

“I was a good student, I just had a problem paying attention. I lose focus in things because it becomes irrelevant to anything that I got going on, or anything that I want to do in life. I feel like I’m wasting my time. They just teach you that shit out of a book that they teach to everybody every fucking year. That shit made me not pay attention. When I would pay attention and I would listen to that shit, I would pass all of it. None of that shit was ever too hard for me, it was a simple fact that I didn’t care for none of it."

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