Whitehead draws early attention

Already class of 2014 prospect Isaiah Whitehead has three offers from Big East schools, and more could be on the way.

In New York City there are no secrets when it comes to kids who can play basketball. Because of that, Isaiah Whitehead has been a known commodity for some time. The athletic 6-foot-4 wing is one of the best players already in the city despite being a 2014 prospect, and has some big time schools already pursuing him.

This spring and summer Whitehead had a chance to show off his skills on a national stage for the first time, and he feels it went well.

"I think it was good," said Whitehead of his play. "I got a couple of offers this summer, so overall it went real good."

At 6-foot-4 and nearly 200 pounds, Whitehead knows that he is stronger and more athletic than most players his age, and even older high school prospects. With that he makes a concerted effort to use his physical gifts to his advantage.

"I think I attack the basket well and have a good mid-range jump shot," Whitehead explained. "I can shoot from deep sometimes as well."

When it comes to his recruitment, Whitehead is already picking up offers and attention from some of the top schools in the country.

"Rutgers, Syracuse, and St. John's have all offered me," said Whitehead. "I am also hearing from UCLA, Miami, Florida, Kentucky, and UNC."

Already one school has had Whitehead on campus, and he came away liking what he saw.

"I have been to Rutgers," Whitehead noted. "It is a good up and coming program. By the time I get there I think they will have nice facilities and very good players."

While it is still early, Whitehead is already taking a mature approach to what he is looking for when it comes to his recruitment when he speaks with coaches.

"Definitely I pay attention to the coach's attitude," explained Whitehead. "I understand that a school may be good now, but how will they be in the future. Also location is important, not like staying close to home or going far, but is the town going to be fun or boring. I want to go to a place that will be exciting."

There is a very strong chance that Whitehead will crack the rankings when Scout.com releases the initial list later this month of 2014 prospects.


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