Former Virginia standout Isaiah Wilkins was promoted to assistant coach after serving two seasons as a graduate assistant from 2021-23.
Wilkins returned to Grounds in 2021 after a three-year professional career. Wilkins played for Ratiopharm Ulm in Germany’s top league, the BBL, in 2020-21. He played professionally in Poland in 2019-20 and earned Defensive Player of the Year honors for Canterbury (New Zealand) of the NBL in 2019. Wilkins competed for the Greensboro Storm of the NBA G League in 2018-19.
Wilkins helped the Cavaliers win two ACC regular-season titles, one ACC Tournament title, four NCAA tournament appearances and a 113-26 record during his four seasons at UVA from 2015-18. He was named ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2018 and was a two-time All-ACC Defensive team honoree.
He averaged 4.9 points and 4.8 rebounds in 132 career games for the Cavaliers. Wilkins ranks fifth on UVA’s career blocked shots list with 141. The ACC Honor Roll member earned his undergraduate degree in African American and African studies in 2018 and master’s degree from UVA in higher education in 2023.
Wilkins and his wife, Catalina Pinto, reside in Charlottesville.