To those who know Dayshawn Wright well, he is witty, affable and funny. To those who have just met Dayshawn Wright, he is quiet, timid and shy.
“He keeps to himself a lot,” says Dayshawn Wright’s high school coach, Steve Smith. “Once he warms up to you he’s a lot more outgoing. He jokes a lot but he’s got to warm up to you first.”
When Dayshawn Wright first arrived at Oak Hill Academy, an 11-hour car ride separated him from his hometown in Syracuse and he immediately became homesick.
“He missed my cooking,” Dayshawn Wright’s mother, Patricia says. “He doesn’t like other food because it doesn’t have the seasoning to it.”