Wong Named Third Team All-ACC
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Isaiah Wong of the University of Miami men’s basketball team is a 2020-21 Third Team All-ACC designee, as announced Monday morning.
A sophomore guard from Piscataway, N.J., Wong concluded the regular season fourth in the ACC in scoring at 17.1 points per game, as well as first in free throws both made (85) and attempted (106). He also placed third in the league in made field goals (139), fifth in free-throw percentage (80.2) and eighth in made 3-pointers (47).
In addition to his scoring prowess, Wong ranks top-three among Hurricanes in rebounds (5.0), assists (2.3) and steals (1.1) per game. He is one of just four Power Five players in the nation averaging 17-plus points per game while also reaching each of those thresholds.
“This is a well-deserved honor for Isaiah,” Miami head coach Jim Larrañaga said. “He has had an incredible season, competing hard at both ends of the court and producing on a consistent basis all year long. I am very proud of him for his play and his attitude, as well as for earning this recognition.”
Wong is the first Miami player to make one of the three All-ACC teams since Davon Reed earned third-team recognition in 2016-17. The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder earned 102 points in the balloting, 12th-most in the league.
In addition, Wong placed second in the voting for the ACC Most Improved Player award. He received 13 nods, while Duke’s Matthew Hurt claimed the distinction with 17.
Wong is atop the ACC in scoring improvement, notching a 9.4-point increase from his 7.7 average as a freshman. He is the second Hurricane to finish as the runner-up for ACC Most Improved Player, joining Tonye Jekiri, who did so in 2014-15.
The complete list of ACC honorees can be found HERE on the league website.
Postseason play for Wong and the Hurricanes begins Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Greensboro, N.C., where they square off with Pittsburgh at the Greensboro Coliseum in the opening round of the ACC Tournament.
The 2020-21 Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball season is presented by First National Bank.