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2020 standout point guard Mark Wise returns to Deer Park

Posted at 11:09 AM, Nov 22, 2019

DEER PARK, Ohio — 2020 standout point guard Mark Wise has officially returned to Deer Park High School.

Wise, who helped to lead to Deer Park to the Division III state boys basketball title and undefeated season (29-0) in 2018, had enrolled at Taft in August.

Deer Park athletic director Greg Huster confirmed Friday morning Wise has returned to Deer Park. Cincinnati Public Schools Athletics Manager Josh Hardin told WCPO earlier this month that Wise was no longer enrolled at Taft.

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As a junior, Wise was an Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division III first team all-state selection and the Southwest District player of the year for Deer Park (16-8), which was a Division III district runner-up.

The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 17.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.1 steals in 23 games for the Wildcats, according to the Cincinnati Hills League website.

Wise was also named the CHL co-player of the year with Wyoming’s Joey Edmonds (Findlay) last season.

The OHSAA boys basketball season officially starts Nov. 27. Deer Park opens the season at Summit Country Day Nov. 29.