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Wise Garners Freshman All-America Honors from

March 12, 2007

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss guard Jeremy Wise earned more recognition for his play this season by being named one of 16 players selected Freshman All-America, recently, by

Rather then assembling first, second, third and fourth team squads, the Freshmen All-America team was one team consisting of 16 players. Division I coaches and NBA scouts were part of the selection process, but final decision rested with the staff.

Wise, the Jackson, Miss., native set the Southern Miss record as the top freshman scorer in school history with 541 points. He also became the first Southern Miss player to reach 500 points in a season since 1998-99. Wise ranked fourth in Conference USA for scoring, averaging 17.5 ppg, and free throw percentage (.834).

At 6-foot-2, Wise was the only Golden Eagle to start in every game this season and scored in double figures in 29 of 31 games, including 22-straight to end the season. He also had 10 games of 20 or more points, including a season-best 28 at Memphis on Jan. 27. Following that performance, he was named C-USA Player of the Week, becoming the first freshman in four years to earn the honor.

He finished the season by being named to the C-USA Second Team, as well as C-USA Freshman of the Year, C-USA Newcomer of the Year and the High-Major Freshman of the Year by

Here is a list of the 16 players to be recognized by

Ryan Anderson F6-9 California
D.J. Augustin G5-11 Texas
Patrick BeverleyG6-2 Arkansas
Matt BouldinG 6-5Gonzaga
Mike Conley G6-1Ohio State
Brandon CostnerF6-8NC State
Javaris CrittentonG6-4Georgia Tech
Stephen Curry G6-0Davidson
Kevin Durant G/F6-9Texas
Spencer Hawes C6-11Washington
Jodie Meeks G6-5Kentucky
Greg Oden C7-1Ohio State
Scottie ReynoldsG6-0Villanova
Ishmael Smith G5-11Wake Forest
Jeremy Wise G6-2Southern Miss
Brandan Wright F6-9North Carolina

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