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Wise Named High-Major Freshman of the Year by Collegehoops.net

Freshman Jeremy Wise had 10 20-plus scoring games his first season.

Freshman Jeremy Wise had 10 20-plus scoring games his first season.

March 9, 2007

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss guard Jeremy Wise added to his honors Friday when it was announced that he was named the High-Major Freshman of the Year by Collegehoops.net.

Wise, who recently finished his first year with the Golden Eagles, tallied a 17.5 point per game average en route to becoming the all-time freshman scorer at the school. The 6-foot-2 guard, who scored double digits in 29 of 31 games including 22 straight to end the season, also earned Freshman and Newcomer of the Year honors by Conference USA earlier this week.

Wise joins Kevin Durant of Texas, who was named National Freshman of the Year, and Stephen Curry of Davidson, who garnered Mid-Major Freshman of the Year accolades.

Joining Wise on the High-Major All-Freshman team was Matt Bouldin of Gonzaga, Vaughn Duggins of Wright State, Matt Janning of Northeastern and Robert Mitchell of Duquesne.

Collegehoops.net All-Freshman Awards

Nat'l Freshman of the Year: Kevin Durant (Texas)
High-Major Freshman of the Year: Jeremy Wise (Southern Miss)
Mid-Major Freshman of the Year: Stephen Curry (Davidson)

First-Team All-Freshman
G: DJ Augustin (Texas)
G: Mike Conley (Ohio State)
F: Kevin Durant (Texas)
F: Brandan Wright (UCLA)
C: Greg Oden (Ohio State)

Second-Team All-Freshman
G: Stephen Curry (Davidson)
G: Javaris Crittenton (Georgia Tech)
F: Chase Budinger (Arizona)
F: Ryan Anderson (Cal)
C: Spencer Hawes (Washington)

Third-Team All-Freshman
G: Patrick Beverley (Arkansas)
G: Ty Lawson (UNC)
G: Scottie Reynolds (Villanova)
F: Brandon Costner (NC State)
F: Tyler Smith (Iowa)

Honorable Mention: Sherron Collins (Kansas), Jerome Dyson (UCONN), Wayne Ellington (UNC), Tag Gibson (USC), Eugene Harvey (Seton Hall), Wesley Johnson (Iowa State), Brook Lopez (Stanford), Raymar Morgan (Michigan State), Ishmael Smith (Wake Forest), Ramar Smith (Tennessee), Greivis Vasquez (Maryland)

High-Major All-Freshman
G: Jeremy Wise (Southern Miss)
G: Matt Bouldin (Gonzaga)
G: Vaughn Duggins (Wright State)
F: Matt Janning (Northeastern)
F: Robert Mitchell (Duquesne)

Mid-Major All-Freshman
G: Stephen Curry (Davidson)
G: Jeremy Goode (Mt Saint Mary's)
F: Ryan Wittman (Cornell)
F: Joe Trapani (Vermont)
F: Jonathan Rodriguez (Campbell)

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