Tigers to host the Colonels in a 5 p.m. (CT) game Saturday at FedExForum.
Noting Wagner Scored 762 points to set a Memphis single-season scoring record in his rookie season ... became the first freshman since Keith Lee in 1982 to be mentioned for Asscociated Press All-America honors, being selected Honorable Mention All-America by the wire service ... named Conference USA Freshman of the Year as well as to the conference's first team ... an All-District IV selection of the United States Basketball Writers Association and was also named All-District 7 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches ... named to The Sporting News' All-Freshman Team ... for the year averaged 21.2 points per game which was second-best in Conference USA ... also averaged 3.6 assists, which ranked 12th in the league, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals ... shot 41 percent from the field ... 265 field goals ranked third in Memphis history while 647 shots ranked first ... 66 three-point goals ranks fifth in school history ... scored 20+ points 22 times during the season.
At the NIT Ended the year being named the Most Valuable Player at the Owens Corning NIT as the Tigers captured the NIT title ... averaged 24 points, scoring a career-high 32 in the Tigers' 78-77 semifinal win over Temple ... averaged 21.4 points and 4.4 assists while shooting 53 percent from the field (40-of-75) and 46.7 percent from three-point range (14-of-30) during the NIT ... in the second round of the NIT, scored 24 points in the Tigers' 80-69 win over BYU ... was 6-for-10 in the first half, knocking down 3-of-4 three-pointers and scoring 15 points. Also had nine assists in the win ... scored 19 points on 7-for-15
2001-02 Began the season being named the Sports 56 Most Valuable Player of the Guardians Classic's Memphis regional ... averaged 25 points along with 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals ... scored 32 points in the Tigers' second-round win over Old Dominion. Was 10-of-21 from the field and 10-of-12 from the free throw line ... wagner's 32-point effort was the best Memphis scoring night since Keiron Shine scored 39 points against Miami Dec. 4, 1999 ... was the first 30-point game by a Memphis freshman since Marcus Moody scored 41 against Oklahoma Dec. 13, 1997 ... found his mark from outside against Northwestern State, going 4-for-7 from three-point range against the Demons ... finished with 26 points on an 11-for-21 shooting day ... in the championship round of the Guardians Classic in Kansas City's Kemper Arena, scored 26 points against Iowa and 21 against Alabama ... named to the Guardians Classic all-tournament team.
Scored a game-high 26 points against Eastern Kentucky to go with five assists and two steals ... at Ole Miss, scored 25 points while playing what was then a season-high 37 minutes ... against Tennessee blocked three shots. Also scored a team-high matching 17 points ... returned to Philadelphia and scored 15 points against Temple including the Tigers' first eight in a 64-54 win ... scored 27 points against Arkansas ... was 8-for-17 from the field and made 4-of-8 three-pointers.
Was held under double figures for the only time in his short, collegiate career against Southern Miss, scoring nine points ... was 2-for-13 from the field and 0-for-5 from behind the arc ... did have four assists and a career-high four steals in 28 minutes of play ... credited with first double-double of the season, finishing with 21 points and 10 assists while not turning the ball over in the Tigers' 98-93 win at TCU ... scored 28 points, knocking down 8-of-18 field goal attempts, including 4-of-8 three-pointers and going 8-for-10 from the line in road win at Southern Mississippi ... in previous four C-USA games had shot just 27.9 percent from the field and 61.5 percent from the free throw line ... had a 25-point effort at Houston, going 9-for-19 from the field, including 3-for-6 from three-point range ... also had five assists, four rebounds and blocked two shots against the Cougars on the road ... scored 23 points against rival Lousville going 8-for-16 from the field and knocking down 4-of-6 three-pointers ... was fouled on a floating jumper to give Memphis a 76-70 lead with 1:58 to play.
Played on a sprained ankle in rematch with TCU and finished with 24 points on 10-for-18 shooting ... also had six assists against the Horned Frogs ... steal and dunk broke a 70-70 tie with 1:30 to play against Tulane ... scored seven straight points in the Tigers' 78-72 win over the Green Wave also knocking down a three-pointer then connecting on two free throws ... had 25 points in the win ... scored 16 second-half points and finished with 22 in a 75-63 loss to Charlotte ... finished with a team-high 23 points, including 16 in the second half, in the Tigers' loss to Houston ... was 7-for-18 from the field and made 9-of-11 from the free throw line ... scored 16 points, had four assists and two steals against South Florida in a 71-59 road win that clinched at least a share of C-USA's divisional title ... in the Tigers' 88-61 win over DePaul to clinch C-USA's National Division, scored 20 points while dishing out five assists ... scored 20 points in the Tigers' Conference USA showdown with Cincinnati ... was 11-of-28 from the field while playing 40 minutes ... the performance marked the rookie's 20th, 20-point game.
Camden HS Named the All-USA boys player of the year by USA Today ... recipient of the Atlanta Tipoff Club's Naismith Award for the male prep player of the year ... first-team pick on The Sporting News High School All-American Basketball Team ... averaged 42.5 points and became New Jersey's all-time scoring leader with 3,462 points ... scored 50 or more points in nine games ... named the New Jersey Star-Ledger's Player of the Year as well as an all-South Jersey selection by the paper ... also a first-team all-state pick by the AP ... scored 25 points, had four rebounds and four assists for the East in the annual McDonald's All America high school game ... became the first son of a former McDonald's All-American to play in the game (father played in the 1981 game).
Already owns The Pyramid scoring record, having finished with 50 points in a 78-63 win over Memphis's Hamilton High School in the gomemphis.com Christmas Shootout ... scored 100 points in win over Gloucester Tech, converting on 70 percent of his 60 shots ... one of his biggest outings was a 55-point game (20-of-29 from the field) in a win over Camden Catholic ... scored 22 third-quarter points in a comeback win over Camden Catholic and finished with 41 in rematch with crosstown rival.
Averaged 31.9 points, 7 asssits, 6 rebounds and 3 steals as a junior when he led Camden to both the state Group 3 championship and Tournament of Champions title ... named the New Jersey player of the year as well as the state championship and T of C MVP ... high school coach was Glen Jackson.
Personal Son of Milt Wagner and Lisa Paulk ... father is Memphis's director of basketball operations and was an all-American at Louisville ... born Feb. 4, 1983 in Camden, N.J.
Career Highs Points: 32 vs Old Dominion (11/14/01), vs. Temple (3/26/02)
FG Made: 12 vs Temple (3/26/02)
FG Attempted: 18 vs Temple (3/26/02)
3-Point FG Made: 9 at Charlotte (2/13/02), vs. BYU (3/20/02)
3-Point FG Attempted: 5 vs. Temple (3/26/02)
FT Made: 11 at Mississippi (12/7/01)
FT Attempted: 14 at Mississippi (12/7/01)
Rebounds: 6 vs. Old Dominion (11/14/01)
Assists: 10 at TCU (1/9/02)
Steals: 4 vs. Southern Miss (1/18/02), vs. Louisville (1/30/02)
Blocks: 3 vs. Tennessee (12/15/01)
Minutes Played: 40 at Cincinnati (3/3/02)
Career StatisticsYear G FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct REB AVG AS BL ST PTS- AVG
01-02 36 265-647 .410 66-208 .317 166-230 .722 89-2.5 128 20 43 762-21.2