NAME: Mark Wise
SCHOOL: Deer Park High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Winning state championship
HEIGHT: 6'4"-195 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Deer Park
PARENTS: Din & Tamiya
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Best friends & coaches
FUTURE GOAL: College Degree
Deer Park senior point guard Mark Wise is a four-year varsity player and team captain. He has scored more than 1,300 pts in his great career, more than anyone in school history. He also holds Deer Park career records in most assists and most steals. This season, he has scored 26 pts vs. St. Augustine, 17 pts vs. Wyoming, 13 pts vs. Independence, TN, and 10 pts vs. both Finneytown and Gamble Montessori.
His junior year, Mark led the league in scoring, averaging 19 pts a game plus seven rebounds with three assists per game.
He earned numerous awards, including being named CHL Co-Player of the Year, Cincinnati Enquirer Div. III Player of the Year and SWO District Div. III Player of the Year. He was named 1st team all-CHL (for the third time), 1st team all-city Div. III (Enquirer), 1st team SWO District Div. III, 1st team all-Ohio Div. III, and was a finalist for the Cincinnati.com's Sports Awards' Small School Basketball Player of the Year.
Mark played a major role as a sophomore in that incredible season when the Wildcats went an undefeated 29-0 and won the Ohio Div. III state championship, the school's first basketball state title.
Active in community service, his favorite athlete is Steve Nash, favorite entertainer is Kevin Hart, favorite book is To Kill A Mockingbird, favorite movie is Love & Basketball and most-like-to-meet is Serena Williams. With multiple offers, he will play at the next level, but has not yet selected a college.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Mark is in the gym day in and day out relentlessly working his craft. Mark is a competitor; he will work tirelessly to be successful. The game is just a reflection of his willingness to invest his time in his skill sets. You can't cheat the grind, it knows how much you have invested and will not give you anything you have not worked for."
— Steven Gentry, Basketball Coach