Briscoe excited for visit

Arizona was one of the first schools to offer Isaiah Briscoe and he will be visiting Arizona for the Red and Blue game. Read on to see what his father George says about the visit, coaching staff, and much more.

Although Isaiah Briscoe is only a sophomore in high school, few, if any, high school point guards have more long-term potential than the New Jersey native.

Briscoe already has a long offer list and is in the early process of checking out schools. One of the most prominent schools on his list is Arizona, and the sophomore lead guard will be in Tucson for the Red-Blue game.

"We're going down there in a couple weeks and we are very excited," said Isaiah's father, George Briscoe.

The Briscoe family has developed a strong relationship with the Arizona coaching staff and will now take an opportunity to meet them in person and look at the campus.

"We're pretty familiar with the UA coaching staff," George Briscoe said. "I've known Sean for awhile and we go back a ways with Book from his days with the Gauchos. Those guys are the best and they've been very diligent in Isaiah's recruitment, so we want to see what the program is all about.

"We basically just want to see the campus, check out the atmosphere, see what the fan support is like, and see how the coaches and players interact."

One factor that will not play a role in Briscoe's decision is location.

"We want to send him to the best possible place for his development as a person and a basketball player," George said. "I've got a brother who lives in Arizona and family in California, so if Isaiah went out west there would still be family out there for him."

When Isaiah gets back from his visit he will focus on taking his game to the next level.

"This is a big year for Isaiah," George said. "He's obviously playing next to a great player in Tyler Ennis, but this is Tyler's last year, so Isaiah needs to be ready to fill that leadership vacuum."

In order to make sure he is ready, Isaiah has been working hard.

"He's busting his butt to make the most out of his high school career," George said. "He's a natural scorer, but is also a very underrated passer and floor general. He's also to the point where I don't have to push him to work on his conditioning or other things like that.

"He's waking me up now at six in the morning and pushing me to go running. He's really developing into a hard working young man and I am a very proud father."


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