Miami Hurricanes goalie Isaiah Wong has opted out of the transfer portal, he told ESPN, less than 24 hours after his agent announced he would be transferred if his name, his image and likeness were not augmented.

Wong will keep his name in the NBA Draft while maintaining his college eligibility and leaving open the possibility of returning to Miami.

He and his representatives spoke with LifeWallet CEO John Ruiz to discuss their differences regarding his current deal, and the two parties will continue their partnership in the future.

Ruiz told ESPN’s Dan Murphy that Wong’s current NIL deal will remain in place.

“Glad Wong did not enter the portal,” Ruiz wrote on Twitter. “He’s a great youngster and his mother is amazing. The deal remains the same, however, as I said on day one, I will help him secure further NIL deals.”

Wong was assured that his LifeWallet deal complies with NCAA regulations for student-athletes and Florida state law.

On Thursday night, Wong’s NIL agent, NEXT Sports Agency’s Adam Papas, told ESPN that Wong wanted his NIL deal to more accurately reflect his importance to Miami where he would enter the portal.

“If Isaiah and his family do not believe the NIL number meets their expectations, they will enter the transfer portal (Friday), while maintaining his NBA draft eligibility and going through the draft process,” he said. Dads said.

“Isaiah would like to stay in Miami. He had a great season leading his team to the Elite Eight. He saw what new Miami Hurricane basketball players get in NIL and would like his NIL to reflect that he was a team leader of an Elite Eight team.”

In response, Ruiz acknowledged that Wong was “under contract” and would not renegotiate the terms.

“He was treated exceptionally well by LifeWallet,” Ruiz told ESPN Thursday night. “If that’s what he decides, I wish him well, however, I’m not renegotiating. I can’t disclose the amount, but what I can say is that he was treated very fairly. .”

Ruiz has 111 signed or pending deals with Hurricanes athletes to promote his businesses, LifeWallet and Cigarette Racing, according to a report in the Miami Herald on Wednesday. Ruiz, however, would not disclose the amount of NIL money Wong earns.

“I can tell you he was treated very fairly. It’s not a small contract,” Ruiz said. “And I give him my word that he’ll get more money. He won’t get it from me, but he’ll get more money because he’s very marketable.”

Papas told ESPN he recently brokered an NIL deal for the Kansas State Nijel Pack transfer — the No. 1 transfer on the portal before committing to Miami — that included $800,000 over two years. more a car. The deal was funded by Ruiz.

Florida state law does not allow schools to be involved in NIL agreements, and according to a Miami spokesperson, due to state law, it does not discuss or comment on specific agreements. at NIL. Papas confirmed to ESPN on Thursday that he is not speaking directly with Miami’s coaching staff.

The NCAA does not comment on specific cases, but NCAA Vice President of Academic and Membership Affairs Dave Schnase said the NCAA is considering NIL regulation.

“We try to get it right,” Schnase said. “It’s really about student-athletes and giving them the opportunity to participate in NIL activities while promoting fair national competition.”

Wong, a 6-foot-3 guard from New Jersey, averaged 15.3 points last season, helping lead Miami to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. He averaged 17.1 points in the 2020-21 season and is a two-time All-ACC selection.