Wong Named ACC Freshman of the Week
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Isaiah Wong of the University of Miami men’s basketball is the ACC Freshman of the Week, as announced Monday afternoon by the league office.
A guard from Piscataway, N.J., Wong averaged 17.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists, leading Miami to dominant victories over Boston College (85-58) and Wake Forest (71-54).
Wong shot 60.0 percent (12-of-20) from the floor, 50.0 percent (3-of-6) on 3-pointers and 87.5 percent (7-of-8) at the line. He led the Hurricanes with 21 points against the Eagles and co-led Miami with 13 points versus the Demon Deacons.
With his 21-point outing against Boston College, Wong became the first Hurricane freshman with back-to-back 20-point games in non-overtime contests—he tallied 23 at eighth-ranked Florida State—since Marcus Barnes in January 2001.
Wong is the seventh player in program history—13th total honor—to claim ACC Freshman of the Week distinction and the first since Lonnie Walker IV on Feb. 5, 2018.
In addition to his accolade from the conference office, Wong claimed College Sports Madness ACC Player of the Week recognition. He is the second Hurricane to do so this season, joining redshirt junior Kameron McGusty, who did so Dec. 23.
Wong and the Hurricanes resume play Wednesday at 9 p.m. against Virginia Tech at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va., live on RSN.
The 2019-20 Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball season is presented by First National Bank.