IUPUI Welcomes Transfer Madison Wise From Iowa State Cyclones

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Madison Wise will be transferring from Iowa State Cyclones to IUPUI Jaguars for her extra year of eligibility.  The NCAA has granted all winter sports athletes an extra year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Wise describes why transferring to IUPUI was the best choice for her career going forward. 

“I had a really good experience here at Iowa State for the last four years.  I was looking to transfer closer to home,” Wise said. “My family is from Greenfield, Indiana, which is just 30 minutes away from Indianapolis. I love the coaching staff at IUPUI. I love the style of play there and I’m also really excited to get to play with two of my former AAU teammates, Rachel McLimore and Destiny Perkins.”

Wise has already built chemistry with teammates McLimore and Perkins. Wise talks about how already built chemistry can lead them to success early on and later down the road as a team.

  “We grew up playing for Indy Magic which is an awesome AAU program,” she said. “We feed off each other very well. Destiny handles the ball extremely well and gets the ball where it needs to go. Rachel is an all-around player. She is a really good passer and scorer as well. We are really good friends off the court and I think that’s going to help with chemistry. I know they are really close with the rest of the IUPUI women’s team. so I’m excited to be able to play with them again.”

Wise spent four years at Iowa State which is in the big 12 conference. She was surrounded by intense competition all across the big 12. Wise says she learned a lot from her time in the big 12 and what her mindset will be going into this upcoming season.

“Any level of college basketball is extremely competitive,” she said. “At the big 12 level it’s really competitive especially it being a power five school. Obviously, it’s a lot of size and quickness but I think it’s like that in every conference. I’m excited to be able to come play at IUPUI. I think the competition is extremely elite at all different levels. I think having the big 12 experience will definitely help but also knowing the competition is super elite in the Horizon league as well.”

Wise doesn’t care about awards and the spotlight. Also, she wants to achieve her ultimate goal of winning a championship. 

“I for sure do not care about individual awards as long as my team is playing well, we’re winning games, and living up to our potential,” Wise said. “I’m happy with that. It doesn’t matter if I’m going to score zero points or if I score 15 or 20 points as long as we are playing well together and winning games ultimately."

 


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