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Wooga Poplar

position

Guard

Height

6-5

Weight

195 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Philadelphia, Pa.

High School

Math, Civics and Sciences Charter School

Wooga Poplar - Men's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

High School: Graduated from Math, Civics and Sciences Charter School (MCSCS) … Labeled a four-star recruit by 247Sports and Rivals … Considered the fifth-best recruit in Pennsylvania by Rivals and sixth-best by 247Sports … Ranked No. 75 overall, including No. 18 among shooting guards, by Rivals … Listed as the nation’s No. 117 player by 247Sports and the 247Sports Composite rankings … Three-star prospect according to ESPN … Three-time all-state pick … Garnered 3A First Team All-State recognition and led MCSCS to the state semifinals as a senior … Averaged 22.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game as a junior, nabbing PIAA 2A Player of the Year and First Team All-Philadelphia Public League accolades … Helped his team reach the 2A state quarterfinals before the remainder of the season was canceled … Also led MCSCS to both its first Philadelphia Public League title game appearance and championship, tallying 23 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals in the league final to earn MVP honors … Averaged 14.5 points per game as a sophomore, receiving 2A Second Team All-State honors … Guided his school to the state title, its first crown in eight years … Started playing high school basketball as a sophomore and scored over 1,000 points before the end of his junior season … Samir Doughty, a 2020 First Team All-SEC performer at Auburn, also attended MCSCS.

Personal: Full name is Nisine Hamir Poplar, but goes by Wooga … Nickname is pronounced WUH-Guh and legal name pronounced NIYE-Seen … Born Jan. 5, 2003 … Parents are Hisine Poplar and Monica Solomon … Has a younger brother, Niare … Intends to major in sport administration … Enjoys riding dirt bikes … Favorite athlete is LeBron James because he is a leader on and off the court … Best sports memory is winning a state championship … Committed to Miami over offers from schools such as Auburn, Georgetown, Georgia, LSU, Marquette, Maryland, Penn State, Seton Hall, VCU, Virginia Tech and Wichita State, among others.