Miami Hurricanes standout Isaiah Wong declares for NBA draft – The Mercury News

Miami Hurricanes standout guard Isaiah Wong will try to turn pro this offseason.

Wong said he will enter the 2022 NBA draft while maintaining his college eligibility, announcing his career move on his Twitter account Monday morning.

“It’s an honor to forever be a Miami Hurricane,” Wong wrote in his message.

Wong was Miami’s second-most productive scorer last season, averaging 15.2 points. He also had 4.3 rebounds and two assists per game. He was a third-team All-ACC pick.

The third-year guard was a crucial player in the Hurricanes’ run to the Elite Eight, averaging 16.3 points in four tournament games. He scored 43 points combined in UM’s first two tournament games.

Over three seasons, Wong notched 13.3 points, four rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.

“Isiah Wong is just the ultimate worker,” UM coach Jim Larrañaga said recently. “He’s in the gym every day, whether it’s in our practice facility or some open gym someplace. He loves to play basketball.”

Wong entered his name in the NBA draft last season before withdrawing and returning to UM.

If Wong is selected in the draft this year, the Hurricanes will return only one of their starters from last year in guard Jordan Miller. Miami will also get a boost from former Kansas State guard Nijel Pack, who announced Saturday that he was transferring to the Hurricanes.

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