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Breaking: Isaiah Wong tells Prep Circuit he has committed to Miami - He talks about his decision & more

By Pat Lawless, 09/26/18, 9:45AM EDT


Isaiah Wong commits to the Miami Hurricanes

Highly touted guard prospect Isaiah Wong tells Prep Circuit he has committed to Miami. Wong is the Hurricanes first class of 2019 commitment. He picked Miami over Clemson, Pittsburgh, UConn and Villanova. Wong sees himself fitting in perfectly with how they play.

“I felt like Miami was a good place for me because I can see myself playing a big role on their team,” said Wong. “They told me to keep working on my skill set and I love the way they play. They play fast paced and I feel like I’ll be in a great position to succeed at that school.”

On his official visit to Miami, he felt the coaches did a great job of making him comfortable both on and off the court.

“They showed me a lot of things like their school, tutoring and everything outside of basketball,” he said. “They also showed me their great facilities and great weather. I like that they got me comfortable with the academics so I could do well in the classroom. The college life looks great and they treated us really well.”

Head Coach Jim Larrañaga has made sure to let Wong know just how much he believes in him.

“He told me I’m their type of player,” Wong said. “He likes that I’m always on the ball, he thinks I play good defense and he really believes in me. Coach just really likes my game and what I can bring.”

Miami has had recent success with their guards, which also played a role in Wong’s decision.

“Seeing guards like Lonnie Walker and Chris Lykes playing well made my decision that much easier,” he said. “I look at the way they played there last year and think I can be just like them when I go there.”

The Hurricanes are actively recruiting some top notch prospects like Vernon Carey, C.J. Walker and Anthony Walker. Wong wants them to join him and leave their mark on the program.

“I think they should come with me and be a championship contending team,” said Wong. “If we get everyone to come in like we plan to, we can do a lot of damage. We can definitely make a run if they come because we are all great competitors.”

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