Isaiah Wong announces he will leave NBA draft, returns to Storm

Isaiah Wong announces he will leave NBA draft, returns to Storm

Isaiah Wong will stay at Coral Gables for at least one more year.

The standout guard announced Wednesday that he would withdraw from the NBA draft and return to Miami for his fourth season with the Hurricanes.

“Isaiah is truly one of the finest defenders in the history of our program, as well as an outstanding youth and a stellar representative of our university,” Miami coach Jim Larnaga said in a news release. “My coaches, players and I are all excited that Isaiah has decided to return to Coral Gables. The pre-draft experience was, once again, enormously valuable to him, and we will continue to do everything we can to help him reach his goal of playing in the NBA.

This is the second year in a row that Wong has tested the waters and considered going pro before returning to UM. He did the same in 2021 as well.

Wong was Miami’s No. 2 scorer last season, averaging 15.2 points. He also had 4.3 rebounds and two assists per game and was a third-team All-ACC pick. He was instrumental in storming the first Elite Eight of the program, averaging 16.3 points in four tournament games.

In his three seasons in Miami, Wong averaged 13.3 points, four rebounds and 1.8 assists.

After registering his name for the NBA draft, Wong reportedly considered relocating if he didn’t get a major NIL deal, his agent told ESPN in April, before ultimately deciding not to transfer. .

Wong is one of two UM starters from last season to return to the team alongside guard Jordan Miller. Miami transferred Nigel Pack and Norchad Omier as well as four new signers.



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