Multiple Teams · Student profile: Basketball forward Kobe Bryant Wrice

Senior forward Kobe Wrice leads the Bulldogs in scoring.
Senior forward Kobe Wrice leads the Bulldogs in scoring.

Senior forward Kobe Bryant Wrice is one of the outstanding student-athletes at North Dallas High School.

He recently scored 36 points against Newman Smith, 45 points against Bryan Adams and 27 points in a 55-41 win Friday over Conrad. With three games remaining, Wrice is trying to lead the fifth-place Bulldogs into the playoffs.

“Kobe is the heart of our team,” said North Dallas coach Brett Cole. “Teammates feed off his energy on and off the court. Kobe has emerged over the last calendar year to be one of the best athletes in DISD.”

Wrice and the Bulldogs play TJ at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cobb Field House. Wrice took a few minutes to answer a few questions.


Kobe Wrice listens to coach Brett Cole's instructions.
Kobe Wrice listens to coach Brett Cole’s instructions.

Kobe Bryant Allen Wrice

Age: 17

Grade: 12th

College and major: TBD but I want to major in the technology field.

School activities: Basketball

My hobbies are: playing Xbox, basketball and taking naps.

I’m most proud of: my mother.

My favorite school subject is: History

The two people I’d most like to meet are: Kobe Bryant and Thebe Kgositsile (also known as Earl Sweatshirt)

My favorite restaurant is: Chic-Fil-A

My favorite movie is: Baby Genius

My favorite musical artist is: Earl Sweatshirt

My favorite professional team is: FaZe Clan ( Gaming )

My favorite pro athlete is: Kobe Bryant

If I won the lottery, I would: spend it all before I die.

If I could travel anywhere, I would go: Singapore

The best advice I ever received was: “Do what makes you happy.”

The person that inspires me is: My dad and that’s to be better than him.

One thing people don’t know about me is: I used to get bullied in the sixth grade.

What I like best about North Dallas: The basketball coach.

If I could change one thing at ND, I would: have more basketball support.

How many in your family, including you, attended ND: My brother went to ND and his name is Demarquez “TooTall” Pugh

What are your thoughts on the season so far? We need to step it up.

What were your goals coming into this season? Make it to playoffs.

What was your best game this season and against who? Bryan Adams

How do you compare your play this season compared to your freshman season? My freshman year I didn’t even know I was capable of doing half the things I’m doing now.

Looking at district play, which team was the toughest to play and why?  Woodrow Wilson, because they were the more athletic and disciplined team.