CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Isaiah Wong of the University of Miami men’s basketball team garnered Preseason First Team All-ACC status, as announced Tuesday morning, live on ACC Network.
A third-year sophomore guard from Piscataway, N.J., Wong logged 37 points in the balloting, good for the fifth-most of any player in the league. He earned 12 points more than Georgia Tech’s Michael Devoe, who finished in sixth place to lead the second-team group.
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A Third Team All-ACC designee in 2020-21, Wong averaged 17.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 steals per game, becoming the first Hurricane since the program rebirth (1985-86) to reach each of those numbers.
Wong is the second-leading returning scorer in the ACC, behind only Syracuse’s Buddy Boeheim, a fellow first-team honoree. Virginia Tech’s Keve Aluma, North Carolina’s Armando Bacot and Duke’s Paolo Bancheo, the ACC Preseason Player/Freshman of the Year, joined them on the list.
This is the fourth time in five years a Hurricane has earned Preseason All-ACC distinction, including the second year in a row Miami has placed a player on the first team.
Wong and the Hurricanes open the 2021-22 campaign Wednesday at 7 p.m. with an exhibition contest against Nova Southeastern at the Watsco Center.
Miami Hurricanes Athletics contributed to this column.