Wong Repeats as ACC Freshman of the Week
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – For the second time in a row, Isaiah Wong of the University of Miami men’s basketball team is the ACC Freshman of the Week, as announced Monday afternoon by the league office.
The Piscataway, N.J., native averaged 19.5 points and 7.5 rebounds across the Hurricanes’ two games last week, a 102-95 triple-overtime victory Wednesday at Virginia Tech and an 87-71 setback Sunday at Notre Dame.
Wong posted a 27-point, 12-rebound performance against the Hokies, setting career highs in both marks and becoming the first Hurricane freshman with a double-double since Bruce Brown, Jr., on Dec. 22, 2016, against George Washington.
In addition, Wong finished 14-of-14 at the line, becoming the first Division I freshman in the last 10 seasons to post 25-plus points, 10-plus rebounds and 10-plus made free throws without a miss in a single game.
Wong followed his performance in Blacksburg, Va., with a 12-point outing on the road against the Fighting Irish.
The 6-foot-3-inch guard is the first player to claim back-to-back ACC Freshman of the Week honors this season. The only other individuals to do so since the start of the 2018-19 campaign are Duke’s RJ Barrett and North Carolina’s Coby White.
Wong is also the fourth Hurricane to earn the distinction multiple times in a season and the first since Lonnie Walker IV did so in 2017-18, as he also garnered the recognition in back-to-back weeks.
Following a midweek bye, Wong and the Hurricanes get back to action Saturday at 8 p.m. against Georgia Tech at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, live on ACC Network.
The 2019-20 Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball season is presented by First National Bank.