Former Virginia standout Isaiah Wilkins begins his first season as a graduate assistant with the Virginia men’s basketball program.
Wilkins returns to Grounds 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. He ranks fifth on UVA’s career blocked shots list with 141. Wilkins earned his undergraduate degree in African American and African studies in 2018 and was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Wilkins and his wife, Catalina Pinto, reside in Charlottesville.