Wong Returning to Miami in 2022-23

Wong Returning to Miami in 2022-23

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami announced Tuesday morning that Isaiah Wong of the men’s basketball team will return to school for the 2022-23 season.

The 6-foot-4, 185-pound guard initially entered his name into consideration for the 2022 NBA Draft, while maintaining his collegiate eligibility, but has elected to return to Miami.

“Isaiah is truly one of the finest guards in the history of our program, as well as an excellent young man and a superb representative of our University,” Miami head coach Jim Larrañaga said. “My coaches, players and I are all excited Isaiah has made the decision to come back to Coral Gables. The pre-draft experience was, once again, quite valuable for him and we will continue to do all we can to help him reach his goal of playing in the NBA.”

The fourth multiple-time All-ACC performer to don the orange and green, Wong averaged 15.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in 2021-22, while shooting 45.2 percent from the floor. He helped lead Miami to its first Elite Eight berth, as the Hurricanes finished 26-11 on the year.

Wong already ranks No. 23 all-time at Miami in scoring with 1,268 points in just three seasons. He has put up 13.3 points per game across 95 collegiate outings, tallying 20-plus points 24 times, including in 14 of the past 44 contests.

A native of Piscataway, N.J., Wong will be a fourth-year junior during the 2022-23 campaign.