Wise an 'All-Rolls-Royce' Selection

July 29, 2009


Each summer, ESPN college basketball analyst and Hall-of-Famer Dick Vitale compiles a list of the top players to watch over the upcoming year.  Garnering a nod on Vitale’s “All-Rolls-Royce Team” for the 2009-10 season is Arizona point guard Nic Wise.

 

Wise, a three-year letterwinner, returns to Tucson after averaging 15.7 points and 4.6 assists in 35 games last season. The 5-10 floor general will be looked upon to provide leadership and guidance for what will be a very youthful team in 2009-10.

 

The Houston native ranked among Pac-10 leaders in scoring, assists, steals per game, free throw percentage, three-point field goals made, three-point percentage, assist:turnover ratio and minutes played. He was a second-team all-Pac-10 selection as well.

 

Wise, who made himself eligible for the NBA Draft last April but did not hire an agent, later chose to return for his senior season and play under new head coach Sean Miller.

 

'I'm glad I went through the process of contacting the league and working out for NBA teams. I got some really good feedback about my game and it was a positive experience. It felt right to do it and learn more about the professional game and what it takes to get there,' Wise said. 'Now that I've made a decision, I'm really looking forward to my senior year.”

 

Three other Pac-10 players appear on the “All-Rolls-Royce Team”; Jerome Randle of Cal and Washington's Isaiah Thomas and Quincy Pondexter.

 

VITALE’S SUMMERTIME ALL-ROLLS-ROYCE TEAM

FIRST TEAM
C-
Cole Aldrich, Kansas -- 14.6 PPG, 10.6 RPG
F-
Kyle Singler, Duke -- 16.7 PPG, 7.7 RPG
F-
Luke Harangody, Notre Dame -- 23.2 PPG, 12 RPG
G-
Sherron Collins, Kansas -- 18.3 PPG, 5 APG
G-
Kalin Lucas, Michigan State -- 14.8 PPG, 4.4 APG

SECOND TEAM
C-
Greg Monroe, Georgetown -- 12.7 PPG, 6.7 RPG
F-
Damion James, Texas -- 15.4 PPG, 9.2 RPG
F-
Patrick Patterson, Kentucky -- 18.2 PPG, 9.4 RPG
G-
Scottie Reynolds, Villanova -- 15.5 PPG, 3.6 APG
G-
Greivis Vasquez, Maryland -- 17.1 PPG, 5.1 APG

THIRD TEAM
C-
Jarvis Varnado, Mississippi State -- 13.1 PPG, 9.0 RPG
F-
Evan Turner, Ohio State -- 17.1 PPG, 7.0 RPG
F-
Tyler Smith, Tennessee -- 17.2 PPG, 5.9 RPG
G-
Jerome Randle, California -- 18.4 PPG, 4.9 APG
G-
Willie Warren, Oklahoma -- 14.7 PPG, 3.0 APG

FOURTH TEAM
C-
JaJuan Johnson, Purdue -- 13.2 PPG, 5.6 RPG
F-
Gani Lawal, Georgia Tech -- 15.1 PPG, 9.5 RPG
F-
Craig Brackins, Iowa State -- 20.2 PPG, 9.5 RPG
G-
Talor Battle, Penn State -- 16.8 PPG, 4.9 APG
G-
Devan Downey, South Carolina -- 19.9 PPG, 4.5 APG

FIFTH TEAM
C-
Jerome Jordan, Tulsa -- 14 PPG, 8.6 RPG
F-
Tasmin Mitchell, LSU -- 16.3 PPG, 7.2 RPG
F-
Trevor Booker, Clemson -- 15.3 PPG, 9.7 RPG
G-
James Anderson, Okla. State -- 18.6 PPG, 5.8 RPG
G-Nic Wise
, Arizona -- 15.7 PPG, 4.6 APG

SIXTH TEAM
C-
Ed Davis, North Carolina -- 6.4 PPG, 6.8 RPG
F-
Manny Harris, Michigan -- 16.8 PPG, 6.9 RPG
F-
Robbie Hummel, Purdue -- 12.7 PPG, 6.9 RPG
G-
Denis Clemente, Kansas State -- 15.4 PPG, 3.3 APG
G-
Jon Scheyer, Duke -- 15 PPG, 2.8 APG

SEVENTH TEAM
C-
Samardo Samuels, Louisville -- 11.9 PPG, 4.7 RPG
F-
Devin Ebanks, West Virginia -- 10.4 PPG, 7.7 RPG
F-
Luke Babbitt, Nevada -- 16.8 PPG, 7.3 RPG
G-
Aubrey Coleman, Houston -- 19.7 PPG, 8.4 RPG
G-
LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor -- 15.3 PPG, 4.6 RPG

HONORABLE MENTION
C:
DeShawn Sims, Michigan; Solomon Alabi, Florida State; A.J. Ogilvy, Vanderbilt

F: Chris Wright, Dayton; Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest; Raymar Morgan, Michigan State; Da'Sean Butler, West Virginia ; Lazar Hayward, Marquette; Quincy Pondexter, Washington; Deon Thompson, North Carolina

G: Isaiah Thomas, Washington; Jeremy Hazell, Seton Hall; Malcolm Delaney, Va. Tech; Deonta Vaughn, Cincinnati; Matt Bouldin, Gonzaga; Jerome Dyson, Connecticut; Kemba Walker, Connecticut; Osiris Eldridge, Illinois State

 

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