Briscoe racks up offers

Class of 2015 guard Isaiah Briscoe was excellent at the Hoop Group Future All-American Camp, and has a bunch of scholarship offers coming his way.

As one of the top guards in his class on the East Coast, 2015 prospect Isaiah Briscoe has been in the spotlight since the first game of his high school career. Now the Newark (NJ) St. Benedict's product is racking up the scholarship offers.

At the Hoop Group Future All-American Camp, Briscoe put on a show. At 6-foot-2 he is a big guard who can play on or off the ball. He also showed that this summer playing on the EYBL with the Playaz Basketball Club.

"The summer was great for me," said Briscoe. "I got to play up, and I have two more years on the EYBL playing 17-and under. This year helped me and now I know what to expect."

One of the things that helps Briscoe is he is a good friend and high school teammate of five-star class of 2013 point guard Tyler Ennis. He says Ennis is helping him to grow as a player.

"Tyler has told me to stay poised, keep the ball if you are not sure of the pass, and don't worry about a turnover because they will happen," explained Briscoe. "However he says you have to limit your turnovers and always be a coach on the court."

Recruiting wise offers have come in from Miami, Virginia, Baylor, Cincinnati, DePaul, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Pittsburgh, and Syracuse. Also schools like Arizona and Indiana are making sure to get involved in the recruitment.

One school with a big connection to Briscoe is Syracuse. The Orange had him on campus a lot this year, and got off to a good start in the recruitment.

"My sister played there last year so I was always up there," said Briscoe of the Orange. "It was great. I like the coaching staff and the campus. The basketball team makes it feel like another home."

Also the in-state Rutgers Scarlet Knights have put in a significant amount of work to let Briscoe know he is a priority.

"I know a lot about them," explained Briscoe. "I am always up there. They have been telling me that it is good to stay home and get the home-state behind you and everything. Whenever I go there it is something that feels like home."

The school furthest from home on his list is Arizona, however Briscoe says that won't be an issue for him.

"It isn't a big deal," Briscoe said of distance from home. "I have an uncle who lives out in Arizona so that isn't a big deal. I like Arizona a lot, and I want to get out there for a visit."

While Briscoe is in no hurry to make a decision, he does have an idea in what will be important to him in a school.

"I just want to go somewhere where they love me and where I can have the ball in my hands as a freshman," he said. "I am looking for a place that gets out in the open floor and plays pick and roll."


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