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    Wise
Jeremy Wise ● 6 feet, 2 inches ● 185 pounds ● Point Guard
Jeremy Wises professional career did not start out like he planned. Wise left Southern Mississippi after his junior year to play in the NBA D-League in hopes of improving his NBA draft stock. He was drafted by the L.A. D-Fenders in the third round of the NBA D-League Draft, but was cut before the season started. He was quickly picked up by the Bakersfield Jam and he hasnt stopped producing since.

Wise, mostly a shooting guard in college, has had to transition to playing the point guard position, but he has consistently displayed the ability to orchestrate an efficient offense. In the last three years with Bakersfield, Wise has averaged at least five assists per night. Last season, Wise actually led the league with 6.3 assists per game as well as being sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.68). Wise isnt a pure distributor, however, he can also score from the point guard spot. Generating most of his points from pull-up jumpers and transition buckets, Wise has averaged at least 13.9 points per game each season in the NBA D-League.

Prior to his time in the NBA D-League, Wise had three successful years with Southern Miss where he was a three-time All-Conference USA selection and graduated as the sixth all-time leading scorer in Southern Miss history. He is a Mississippi native.

His Ceiling

His grasp of running an offense has been proven and he has the ability to step in a serve as a backup, change-of-pace point guard in the NBA.

What He Needs from Summer League

The knock on Wise was that he could not be a true point guard. He has proven those critics wrong in the NBA D-League. If he can run an offense against NBA opposition, an NBA Call-Up could be in his future.

Quote

Hes a really dynamic player. Hes a guy that can score for you. Hes also developed into a guy that run your offense and set people up. Hes been our starting point guard for the last three years and weve been consistently in the top of a lot of offensive categories. Bakersfield Head Coach Will Voigt

More on Wise

NBA Experience

None

NBA D-League Experience

3 Years (09-10, 10-11, 11-12 with Bakersfield)

International Experience

None

College

Southern Mississippi

NBA Equivalent

Jeff Teague

Skills

Ball Handling, Passing

Areas of Improvement

Defense, 3-point shooting