Briscoe talks visits
Five-star guard Isaiah Briscoe is in the middle of an official visit tour. The highly talented Briscoe has already made three trips, and two more are coming up shortly. The first visit for Briscoe was to Connecticut, and according to his father George Briscoe it was a good visit. “I think he could definitely play there and have a great career,” said Briscoe. “You never know how things will play out. Rodney Purvis is there, so would Purvis be one and done there or would it be a big brother relationship where he and Purvis play together, and either way that is good.” Briscoe continued, “Obviously Kevin Ollie is a great coach, and UConn is known for great guards, so there is a lot to like there and it was a very good visit.” Immediately after visiting Connecticut, Briscoe tripped to Kentucky to check things out, and that was a very impressive trip. “Kentucky was a great visit,” said Briscoe. “It is a pretty awesome place, and it is just electric. The whole city is behind the team, and the fans love their horses and their Kentucky Wildcats.” George Briscoe continued, “Coach Calipari doesn’t just talk it, he backs it up. He has helped guys get to the league and is a demanding coach who will get the best out of you.” The most recent trip for Briscoe was to Seton Hall, and the local school has some connections in place in this recruitment. “Isaiah is obviously good friends with Isaiah Whitehead, and they are a local team,” noted Briscoe. “Isaiah is friends with those guys, and he speaks very highly of Seton Hall, and he likes the team and the coaches a lot.” The next visit on the schedule is to Missouri this weekend and that will be followed by a trip to St. John’s. “I just want to go out to Missouri with Isaiah and see practice and everything,” said Briscoe. “They put a few guards in the NBA this year, and it could be a good situation so we want to check everything out.” About St. John’s, Briscoe said, “It is another local school and they have been recruiting Isaiah for a while. He knows the players there and has a good relationship with the coaches.” In terms of the timing for Isaiah’s decision, George Briscoe says anything is possible. “My thinking is that I want Isaiah to get through his visits, and if something pops up and he knows what is right to make his decision,” explained Briscoe. “I tell my son that timing is everything, and if you know where you want to go, you need to go there but the timing has to be right.”
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