May 14, 2009
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - One month after declaring for the National Basketball Association's June Draft, Southern Miss junior point guard Jeremy Wise has decided to sign with an agent and forego his senior season at Southern Miss.
"I appreciate what Jeremy has put into the program and we wish him the best of luck," said Southern Miss head coach Larry Eustachy.
Wise led the Golden Eagles this season, averaging 16.7 points and 4.69 assists, en route to placing fourth on the junior scoring list with 533 points. The third team All-Conference USA selection was also the first Golden Eagle to record 500 points in three straight seasons since Clarence Weatherspoon recorded that feat from 1989 to 1992.
The Jackson, Miss. native started all 96 games in his three-year career, finishing with 1,691 points, good for sixth-place on the all-time Southern Miss scoring list and 11th-place in Conference USA history. His 541 points as a freshman in 2006-07 are the most-ever scored by a freshman at Southern Miss.
The three-time All-Conference USA player is scattered throughout the Southern Miss record book. In addition to career points, he is second with 511 made free throws and free throw percentage (.823), fifth in three-pointers made with 120, and sixth with 17.6 points per game and 381 assists.