University of Miami Athletics

Wooga Poplar






197 lbs.




Philadelphia, Pa.

High School

Math, Civics and Sciences Charter School







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

As a Sophomore (2022-23): Played in all 37 contests, starting 36 … Averaged 8.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 and 1.1 steals in 23.5 minutes per game … Shot 47.0 percent from the floor, 37.4 percent beyond the arc and 86.7 percent at the line … Placed second among Hurricanes in free-throw percentage, third in field-goal percentage, third in steals and tied for third in starts … Tied for the most steals in a game (six) by an ACC player all season … Tied for the seventh-most starts in a single season in program history … Placed fourth on Miami’s ACC-only single-season 3-point percentage leaderboard (45.1) … Became the eighth Hurricane–11th occurrence–to make six 3-pointers in a game in Jim Larrañaga’s tenure, including the fourth to do so on eight or fewer tries … Tied for the fifth-most steals in a single game in program history (six) … Tied for the third-most steals (six) and fifth-most made 3-pointers (six) in ACC game in program history … Recorded the third-best NCAA Tournament single-game field-goal percentage (min. six FGM) in program history (85.7; 6-of-7) … Tenth ACC player in the last 20 years to post a 46/37/86 shooting line (min. 20 GP with one 3PM and one FTM per game), as well as one of four Power Six players in 2022-23  … Tied for fifth in ACC Most Improved Player balloting … Scored in double figures 13 times, including in six of the last nine games, with 15-plus on five occasions, including in three of the final eight games, and 20 once … Grabbed five-plus boards 10 times, snatching seven twice … Dished out multiple assists 16 times, including in 11 of the last 19 games with five in a row, and had four thrice … Posted multiple steals 12 times, including eight in a 14-game span, and three-plus five times, all in a nine-game stretch … Played 20-plus minutes in 27 contests, including in 18 of the last 20, with 25-plus minutes in 14 outings, including in seven of the final nine with five in a row, and 30-plus in four games, including two of the last three … Led or co-led Miami in steals nine times, assists thrice, blocks twice, points once and rebounds once … Recorded the highest single-game steals total (six) and the second-highest single-game made 3-pointers mark (six) by a Hurricane … Logged two of the eight instances of a Miami player hitting multiple 3-pointers without a miss … Made his first start against Lafayette (11/7) and grabbed six boards … Had nine points and three assists against UNC Greensboro (11/11) … Scored 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting, setting a career high in makes, in 25 minutes against Florida A&M (11/15) … Scored nine points versus St. Francis Brooklyn (11/23) … Totaled 12 points and three steals in 28 minutes at UCF (11/27), shooting 5-of-10 from the floor and 2-of-5 from deep … Amassed seven points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists at Louisville (12/4) in his first ACC start … Set or tied career highs in points (20), made field goals (seven), made free throws (four), free-throw attempts (four) and minutes (34) versus St. Francis (PA) (12/17), adding three steals and shooting 2-of-4 from deep … Logged six rebounds and three steals in the win over sixth-ranked Virginia (12/20) … Scored nine points and collected a career-high six steals at Georgia Tech (1/4) … Registered 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting, including hitting both his 3-pointers, against Boston College (1/11) … Pulled down a career-best seven boards versus Syracuse (1/16) … Notched 14 points in 25 minutes at Florida State (1/24), adding five rebounds, three assists, two steals and a 2-of-5 long-range clip … Compiled 14 points, five boards and two assists in the win at No. 19/20 Clemson (2/4), shooting 4-of-5 overall, 2-of-3 from deep and 4-of-4 at the line, tying career highs in makes and attempts at the line … Put up 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting in the victory over RV/No. 24 Duke (2/6) … Totaled seven points, five rebounds and a career-high four assists against Louisville (2/11) … Scored nine points and hit all three of his free throws in the triumph at North Carolina (2/13) … Posted 11 points, three assists and two steals in 30 minutes against Florida State (2/25) … In his lone game as a reserve, helped Miami defeat No. 25 Pittsburgh (3/4) and earn a share of the ACC regular season title by scoring 18 points on 6-of-8 3-point shooting, including making his first five attempts, and grabbing five boards in 29 minutes … Notched eight points and a career-high-tying seven rebounds in 28 minutes against Wake Forest (3/9) in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals … Recorded 10 points, shooting 2-of-4 from deep, and a career-high-tying four assists versus No. 21 Duke (3/10) in the ACC Tournament semifinals … Amassed 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting, including a 3-of-6 clip from deep, in the NCAA Tournament opener against Drake (3/17), adding two steals and holding the MVC Player of the Year, Tucker DeVries, to 1-of-13 shooting … Scored 11 points in 30 minutes versus No. 2/1 Houston (3/24) in the Sweet 16 … Posted 16 points on a 6-of-7 clip, including making his lone 3-pointer, in the Elite Eight win over No. 5/7 Texas (3/26), adding six rebounds, a co-career-high four assists and two steals.

As a Freshman (2021-22): Played in 34 of 37 contests … Averaged 2.3 points and 1.4 rebounds in 8.6 minutes per game … Made his collegiate debut in the season opener against Canisius (11/9) … Recorded a season-high 12 points in 18 minutes at Florida Atlantic (11/16), shooting 4-of-5 overall, 3-of-3 at the line and making his lone 3-pointer in his first road outing … Tallied six points, five rebounds and a 4-of-4 mark at the stripe, setting season highs in makes and attempts, in 15 minutes of play against Florida A&M (11/21) … Registered eight points in 18 minutes versus Dayton (11/25) in Kissimmee, Fla., and shot 4-of-4 on free throws for the second game in a row … Played a season-high 21 minutes at Penn State (12/1) and scored four points … Logged six points on 3-of-5 shooting, as well as two assists, against Clemson (12/4) in his first ACC outing … Finished with five points, five rebounds and a season-best four assists in 15 minutes versus Lipscomb (12/8) … Registered eight points on 3-of-5 shooting, adding a season-best two steals, against Stetson (12/20) … Posted four points and a season-best six rebounds, the most of any Hurricane, in the victory at second-ranked Duke (1/8) … Notched four points and five rebounds, connecting on his lone 3-pointer, in 16 minutes at Pittsburgh (2/22) … Tallied his third multi-assist outing with two in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32 win against No. 8/7 Auburn (3/20) … Grabbed four rebounds in 13 minutes in the Elite Eight against the eventual NCAA champion, third-ranked Kansas (3/27).

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. 78 overall, including No. 18 among shooting guards, by Rivals … Listed as the nation’s No. 121 player by 247Sports, while finishing No. 123 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, legal name is pronounced Niye-SEEN and last name is pronounced POP-Lurr … Born Jan. 5, 2003 … Parents are Hisine Poplar and Monica Solomon … Has a younger brother, Niare … Majoring in sociology with a minor 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.