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Wildens Leveque

At UMass

Wildens Leveque final roster photo 2022-23Wildens Leveque pre-season roster photo 2022-23

2022-23 Senior year

Pre-UMass

South Carolina (2019-22)

Wildens Leveque, South Carolina

Junior year (2021-22)

  • Played in 29 of SC's 31 games, started 28 (all but Senior Night), averaged 6.8 points per game on 60-percent from the field with 4.7 rebounds per game
  • Started the season with 14 & 8 versus USC Upstate (11/9)
  • Double-double of 12 & 10 versus Princeton (11/12)
  • Tallied 8 & 11 versus Western Kentucky (11/14)
  • Put up 13 & 7 versus UAB (11/18)
  • Held to 6 & 2 versus Wofford (11/23), saddled with 4 fouls
  • Five-straight games with double-figure scoring, Georgetown (12/5) through at Vanderbilt (1/8)
  • Missed the games at Clemson (12/18) and versus Army (12/22) due to COVID protocols
  • In the non-conference portion of the season, he averaged 10.5 points and 6.2 rebounds
  • Struggled a bit in SEC play, with 4.5 points and 3.8 rebounds, including 5 scoreless games
  • Tallied 11 & 7 to open SEC play versus #8 Auburn (1/4)
  • Put up 10 & 3 before fouling out at Vanderbilt (1/8)
  • Had a tough 8-game stretch, at #22 Tennessee (1/11) through home vs #22 Tennessee (2/5), averaging just 3.1 points
  • Came back strong versus #7 Kentucky (2/8) with 16 points and 7 boards
  • Faded down the stretch, with just 3.0 points per game over the last 8

Sophomore year (2020-21)

  • Saw action in all 21 games of the Coronavirus-shortened season, with 15 starts
  • Averaged 6.1 points and 4.8 rebounds in 18.5 minutes per game
  • In SEC play, averaged 6.0 points and 4.9 rebounds in 18.7 minutes per contest
  • Posted four double-figure scoring games, and two games with double-digit rebounds
  • Hit 58.4 percent (52-89) of his attempts from the field
  • Scored 10 points in home victory over Texas A&M (Jan. 6), behind a 4-of-5 mark from the field
  • Was 6-of-8 from the field, with 12 points and eight rebounds at LSU (Jan. 16)
  • Pulled down a career high 10 rebounds vs. Auburn (Jan. 23), and again vs. Mississippi State (Feb. 6)
  • Tallied 13 points vs. Ole Miss (Feb. 13), behind six makes from the field; also had three blocks vs. the Rebels
  • Was 7-of-10 from the field, en route to a career best 14 points in SEC Tournament matchup vs. Ole Miss (March 11), while also pulling in six rebounds

Freshman year (2019-20)

  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • Saw action in 30 of SC's 31 games, averaging 2.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.5 blocks in 9.8 minutes per contest
  • Had four games with 2+ blocks and one double-figure scoring game
  • Posted a season high 12 points in home win over Cleveland State (Nov. 15), hitting all four of his attempts from the field and connecting on 4-of-5 attempts at the free throw line
  • Had a season high three blocks in win vs. Gardner-Webb (Nov. 22)
  • At UMass (Dec. 4): 8 minutes, 0-1 FG, 1 reb, 1 assist, 3 fouls
  • Top scoring output of the SEC campaign came in eight-point performance in road win at Arkansas (Jan. 29)
  • Matched season high with eight rebounds vs. LSU (Feb. 22), including five on the offensive glass
  • Coach Martin pre-season comments: “Wildens is a 6-10 athletic center, who knows he is a back-to-the basket player. He is a rim protector, he’s a runner, and he has real good hands, so he can figure out a way to help on offense and defense from the word go.”7)

High School

  • Averaged 14 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks per game as a junior at Gould Academy, earning NEPSAC AA Honorable Mention accolades
  • Noted as the No. 2 player in the state of Massachusetts by ESPN.com
  • Named All-NEPSAC AA following senior season
  • Labeled as a competitive player with great form on his shot

Statistics

SeasonSchoolConfGGSMPMPGFGFGAFG%2P2PA2P%3P3PA3P%FTFTAFT%PTSPPGORBDRBTRBRPGASTSTLBLKTOVPFFO
2019-20SCSEC3082959.82846.6092846.609001737.459732.43641772.66101516621
2020-21SCSEC211538918.55289.5845289.584002539.6411296.145561014.81191324600
2021-22SCSEC292860821.077130.59277130.592003764.5781916.661761374.717243127874
CareerSC8051129216.2157265.592157265.5920079140.5643934.91421733153.9344359672095

From Sports-Reference.com: Stats, Game Logs

Career Highs

Through the 2021-22 season

UMassSouth Carolina
PointsTBD16 - vs Kentucky (2/8/22)
Field GoalsTBD8 - vs Kentucky (2/8/22)
Field Goals Att.TBD10 - vs Ole Miss (3/11/21)
3-Point FGTBDnone
3-Point FG Att.TBDnone
Free ThrowsTBD7 - vs UAB (11/18/21)
Free Throw Att.TBD10 - vs USC Upstate (11/9/21)
ReboundsTBD11 - vs Western KY (11/14/21)
AssistsTBD3 - vs Georgia (1/27/21)
BlocksTBD4 - vs Missouri (3/1/22)
StealsTBD3 - twice, last vs Western KY (11/14/21)
MinutesTBD32 - vs Princeton (11/12/21)

Additional source: RealGM.com

Personal

  • Psychology major while at South Carolina
  • Son of Wildens and Carline Leveque
  • Has two sisters, Wildnese and Karyna
  • Cousin of Nerlens Noel, who played college basketball at Kentucky, and was the 6th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft
  • Lists LeBron James as his favorite NBA player, and the Miami Heat as his favorite NBA team
  • His advice to young people is “stay humble, have faith in your journey and obey.”
  • Chose South Carolina because “of the culture and passion, and Frank.”
wildens_leveque.txt · Last modified: 2023/01/03 22:35 by mikeuma