Isaiah Wilkins

American basketball player
Isaiah Wilkins
2021-06-01 ALBA Berlin gegen ratiopharm Ulm (Play-off-Halbfinale 3, Basketball-Bundesliga 2020-21) by Sandro Halank–058.jpg
Wilkins in 2021
Virginia Cavaliers
PositionGraduate assistant
LeagueACC
Personal information
Born (1995-09-23) September 23, 1995 (age 27)
Lilburn, Georgia
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolGreater Atlanta Christian
(Norcross, Georgia)
CollegeVirginia (2014–2018)
NBA draft2018 / Undrafted
Playing career2018–2021
PositionForward
Number21, 97, 17, 91, 11
Coaching career2021–present
Career history
As player:
2018–2019Greensboro Swarm
2019Canterbury Rams
2019–2020Polpharma Starogard Gdański
2020–2021ratiopharm Ulm
As coach:
2021–presentVirginia (GA)
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Isaiah Wilkins (born September 23, 1995) is an American professional basketball player and coach, currently a graduate assistant for the University of Virginia men’s basketball team.

College career

In college, Wilkins made the ACC All-Defensive Team in 2017 and 2018, and was named that conference's Defensive Player of the Year in 2018.[1] As a senior in 2017–18, Wilkins averaged 6.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.4 blocks per game.[2]

Professional career

Greensboro Swarm (2018–2019)

After going undrafted in the 2018 NBA draft, Wilkins joined the Houston Rockets for the 2018 NBA Summer League, but was removed without reason.[3] On July 26, 2018, Wilkins joined the Charlotte Hornets on a training camp deal.[2] He was waived by the Hornets on October 11.[4] He subsequently was added to the roster of the Hornets’ NBA G League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm.[5]

Canterbury Rams (2019)

On March 20, 2019, Wilkins signed with the Canterbury Rams for the 2019 New Zealand NBL season.[6][7] He was named the NBL Defensive Player of the Year.[8]

Polpharma Starogard Gdański (2019–2020)

On August 17, 2019, Wilkins signed with Polpharma Starogard Gdański of the Polish Basketball League.[9]

ratiopharm Ulm (2020–2021)

On July 31, 2020, he has signed with ratiopharm Ulm of the German Basketball Bundesliga.[10] Wilkins would play for ratiopharm Ulm for 11 months before returning to UVA as a coach, putting a finish to his playing career.[11]

Coaching career

Virginia (2021–present)

On June 15, 2021, Wilkins announced that he would be returning to UVA as a graduate assistant while he will be pursuing a master’s degree in UVA’s School of Education and Human Development.[12]

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Virginia 28 0 9.4 .396 .667 .545 2.5 .4 .2 .6 1.6
2015–16 Virginia 37 21 21.4 .518 .000 .583 4.1 1.5 .8 .8 4.6
2016–17 Virginia 33 28 26.5 .556 .571 .702 6.0 1.1 1.0 1.3 6.8
2017–18 Virginia 34 34 27.5 .485 .176 .756 6.2 1.6 1.2 1.4 6.0
Career 132 83 21.7 .508 .300 .671 4.8 1.2 .8 1.1 4.9

Personal life

Wilkins is the stepson of Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Dominique Wilkins.[13]

References

  1. ^ Moore, Maghen (March 4, 2018). "Dominique Wilkins' stepson named ACC Defensive Player of the Year". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Charlotte Hornets Sign Jaylen Barford, Zach Smith and Isaiah Wilkins To Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  3. ^ "Isaiah Wilkins: No longer with Rockets for summer league". CBS Sports. July 22, 2018. Retrieved July 22, 2018.
  4. ^ "Charlotte Hornets Waive Barford and Wilkins". NBA.com. October 11, 2018. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  5. ^ "Swarm Announce Training Camp Roster And Schedule". NBA.com. October 22, 2018. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  6. ^ "Canterbury Rams Announce The Signing Of Isaiah Wilkins". canterburyrams.basketball. March 20, 2019. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  7. ^ "RAMS BOLSTER THEIR ROSTER WITH DEFENSIVE STALWART". nznbl.basketball. March 21, 2019. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  8. ^ "SEASON'S BEST CELEBRATED AT ANNUAL AWARDS". nznbl.basketball. July 19, 2019. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
  9. ^ "WILKINS W STAROGARDZIE". polpharmabasketball.pl (in Polish). August 17, 2019. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  10. ^ "Ratiopharm Ulm announces Troy Caupain and Isaiah Wilkins". Sportando. July 31, 2020. Retrieved July 31, 2020.
  11. ^ White, Jeff (June 15, 2021). "Wilkins Starting New Chapter at UVA". virginiasports.com. University of Virginia Men’s Basketball. Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  12. ^ White, Jeff (June 15, 2021). "Wilkins Starting New Chapter at UVA". virginiasports.com. University of Virginia Men’s Basketball. Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  13. ^ "Virginia's Isaiah Wilkins, stepson of NBA legend Dominique Wilkins, forges his own path". Daily Orange. July 22, 2018. Retrieved July 22, 2018.

External links

  • Virginia Cavaliers bio
  • ESPN profile
  • "Kiwi Jack Salt helped Virginia basketballer Isaiah Wilkins through darkest days" at stuff.co.nz
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ratiopharm Ulm current roster
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New Zealand NBL Defensive Player of the Year Award
  • 2019: Wilkins
  • 2020: Kenny & Mauriohooho-Le'afa
  • 2021: Prewster
  • 2022: West