CHARLESTON, S.C. - The College of Charleston men's basketball team has added University of Tulsa sophomore transfer David Wishon (pronounced wuh-SHAWN) to its roster for the 2012-13 season as announced by head coach Doug Wojcik on Monday.
Wishon, a 7-foot-2, 265-pound center out of Concord, N.C., will have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out a year of residency at CofC. He is the tallest player in program history.
"To have a true center like David, who possesses size, strength, toughness and a physical presence, is a real staple and foundation for our program," Wojcik said. "With another year of conditioning and recovery from foot surgery, he will be ready to step-in and add to what we already have with our post players. He complements Adjehi Baru, Trent Wiedeman and Willis Hall very well."
As a true freshman in 2011-12, Wishon played in 14 contests averaging 0.9 points and 0.8 rebounds per game as a reserve for the Golden Hurricane under Wojcik. He missed the second half of the season after undergoing surgery for a foot injury.
Prior to Tulsa, Wishon spent the 2010-11 season at Fork Union Military Academy under legendary head coach Fletcher Arritt and joins a list of former and current FUMA players to play for the Cougars next to current CofC rising junior Nori Johnson. He is looking to major in business at The College.
Before his prep school career, Wishon played his senior season at First Assembly (N.C.) High School after three years at Concord (N.C.) High School. He averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds per game, while leading his First Assembly Eagle squad to a 29-2 record in 2009-10. Wishon earned all-conference honors in 2009-10 and registered 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the state championship game as a junior.