Miami’s Isaiah Wong Threatens to Enter Portal If NIL Compensation Isn’t Bumped
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Miami Hurricanes star basketball player Isaiah Wong may enter the transfer portal as early as Friday if his NIL compensation isn't bumped, his agent, Adam Papas, told ESPN's Jeff Borzello and Jonathon Givony on Thursday.
Wong, a 6-3 guard, was the team's second-leading scorer last season at 15.3 points per game. He was an integral part of Miami reaching the Elite Eight, where the program was bounced by eventual champion, Kansas.
"Isaiah would like to stay at Miami," Papas told ESPN. "He had a great season leading his team to the Elite Eight. He has seen what incoming Miami Hurricane basketball players are getting in NIL and would like his NIL to reflect that he was a team leader of an Elite Eight team."
Wong had been contemplating his future since the culmination of the season. Everything had been trending up in general for Miami, which has been blazing a path on the NIL trail behind Papas and booster/attorney Jon Ruiz.
The Hurricanes recently landed Kansas State standout and transfer Nijel Pack, who pocketed $800,000 — across two years — and a brand-new car.
Twin sisters Haley and Hanna Cavinder also recently committed to the women's basketball team from Fresno State.
Ruiz's coin has gone a long way in the process, as he's coughed up roughly $4 million in NIL money. Overall, he has more than 100 current or pending deals with Miami athletes.