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Ishmail Wainright 24

Ishmail  Wainright


Kansas City, Mo.

High School:
Montrose Christian [Md.]

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 235




No. 5 Seed MBB Takes On No. 12 Seed Yale in First Round

Baylor and Yale will be meeting for the first time.


Baylor, West Virginia Postgame Notes

West Virginia 69, Baylor 58


No. 17 MBB Drops Season Finale to No. 9 West Virginia

Taurean Prince scored 19 points and had 10 rebounds in the loss.


No. 19 MBB Dominates Inside in 86-71 Win Over TCU

Baylor outrebounded TCU, 45-21, Saturday night.


No. 15 MBB Falls to No. 14 WVU, 80-69

Four Bears scored in double figures in the loss.


Baylor Men's Basketball NCAA First Round Game



Baylor Men's Basketball NCAA First Round Practice



Baylor Men's Basketball - Selection Show



Photo Gallery: Baylor vs. Texas

Big 12 Championship Quarterfinals: Baylor 75, Texas 61


Baylor Men's Basketball vs WVU - 03/05/2016


Physically imposing senior leader, capable of playing point guard through power forward ... Three-year letterwinner, lone senior on 2016-17 squad ... Started all 34 games as junior a season ago, has 41 career starts and 97 games played ... Has 12 career games with five-plus assists, all of which were Baylor wins ... Two-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll member.

2015-16 (Junior):
Started all 34 games, averaging 24.7 minutes per game ... Filled stat sheet with 5.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.0 steals per game ... Posted multiple assists in 23 games and had 2:1 or better assist-to-turnover ratio in 20 games ... Ranked second on team with 90 assists, third with 2.0 assist-to-turnover ratio, third with 34 steals, fourth with 146 rebounds and fourth with 19 blocks ... Led team in 3-point percentage at .406 (28-of-69) ... Increased 3-point percentage to .472 (17-of-36) in Big 12 play, which was second-best in league among players with at least one attempt per game ... Played more minutes during junior season (841) than previous two seasons combined (589) ... Had eight games of five or more assists, all of which were Baylor wins ... Scored in double-figures six times after not doing so in any of first 66 career games ... Began season with eight points, nine rebounds, six assists and no turnovers in 32 minutes of win vs. Stephen F. Austin (11/13) ... Had career-first double-digit scoring game with 10 points, seven rebounds and five assists with no turnovers in win over Savannah State (11/23) ... Swiped career-best four steals, added four rebounds and three assists in 19 minutes vs. Arkansas State (11/27) ... Made 4-of-5 from 3-point range for then-career-high 12 points at No. 24 Texas A&M (12/19) ... Four 3-pointers made vs. A&M were more in one game than either of first two seasons (three made in 2013-14, two made in 2014-15) ... Posted career-high 14 points in 31 minutes vs. New Mexico State (12/23) ... Had 11 points, four rebounds and three steals in 27 minutes at West Virginia (2/6) ... Led Bears to win over No. 13 Iowa State (2/16) with 10 points, six assists and no turnovers in 31 minutes ... Helped BU to win at No. 24 Texas (2/20) with four points, five rebounds, five assists, no turnovers, three steals and two blocks in 31 minutes ... Tied career-high for points in a Big 12 game with 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting, six rebounds and four assists in 27 minutes at TCU (2/27) ... Became first player in program history to play in three different NCAA Tournaments when he started against Yale (3/19) ... Had team-highs with eight rebounds and three steals vs. Bulldogs, added seven points and four assists in 26 minutes.

2014-15 (Sophomore):
Saw action in 31 games off bench, averaging 1.4 points, 1.7 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 9.6 minutes per game ... Improved free-throw shooting from .500 in freshman season to .720 as sophomore (18-of-25) ... Attempted only three more field goals (28) than free throws (25) ... Only player on team with more rebounds (54) than points (42) ... Posted 24 assists and 1.5 assist-to-turnover ratio ... Had five points, five rebounds and season-high five assists in 20 minutes off bench in season opener vs. McNeese State (11/14), posting career-first 5-5-5 game ... Recorded four points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 10 minutes off bench vs. Texas Southern (12/1) ... Played season-high-tying 23 minutes off bench and had season-high seven points, four assists and two rebounds vs. Huston-Tillotson (1/21) ... Dished out four assists in 11 minutes off bench in win vs. Kansas State (2/21) ... Tied season high with seven points, added season-high six rebounds in 15 minutes off bench in Big 12 Championship win vs. West Virginia (3/12) ... Named to spring 2015 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2013-14 (Freshman):
Played in 32 games, making seven starts as only freshman to see action for Bears ... Started season’s first seven games before moving to reserve role ... Averaged 1.9 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 9.1 minutes per game ... Played 13 minutes in season opener vs. Colorado (11/8), posting season-high five rebounds and two assists ... Dished out four assists in 19 minutes vs. South Carolina (11/12) ... Scored three points in each of next four games, combined for 13 rebounds, seven assists and only one turnover in 68 minutes played during that stretch ... Had season-high nine points on 4-of-6 shooting, added six assists and three rebounds in season-high 23 minutes off bench vs. Hardin-Simmons (12/1) ... Played 17 minutes off bench vs. Oral Roberts (12/30), recording season-high seven assists, one turnover and season-high five rebounds ... Had six points, five assists and zero turnovers in 20 minutes off bench vs. Savannah State (1/3) ... Most points in a Big 12 contest came when he posted six points in 14 minutes at Oklahoma (2/8) ... Saw limited action in all three NCAA Tournament games, combining to score three points in four minutes played ... Named to spring 2014 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

High School:
Played two seasons for head coach Stu Vetter at Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Md. ... Helped team to 19-5 record as senior in 2012-13 ... Earned 2013 All-MET honors after averaging 8.8 points. 9.1 rebounds and 8.2 assists for Mustangs ... Scored 20 points for Capital team in 40th Capital Classic All-Star Game ... Played against fellow 2013 Baylor signee Al Freeman’s Findlay Prep team and scored team-high 21 points ... Began prep career at Raytown (Mo.) South High School, where he averaged 13.6 points and 9.8 rebounds as a sophomore in 2010-11 ... Consensus top-75 recruit, ranked No. 28 in 2013 class by, No. 51 by, No. 52 by and No. 62 by ... Highest ranked member of 2013 recruiting class that was ranked No. 13 nationally by

Full name is Ishmail Carzell Wainright ... Nickname is “Ish” ... Born Sept. 12, 1994, in Kansas City, Mo. ... Son of Calvin Wainright and Mary Mills ... HKLS major.

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