Decision time for Briscoe
While anything is possible, it appears as though five-star combo guard Isaiah Briscoe won’t be making any more visits. Briscoe made official visits each of the past two weekends, and each made a big impression. Two weeks ago the Missouri Tigers hosted Briscoe for an official visit, and according to his father George Briscoe, things went very well. “Missouri was really nice,” said George Briscoe. “Missouri really has it going on. They have a lot of things out there, and have everything that the big boys have, and I think they are one of the big boys. I am surprised more kids haven’t gone there to be honest. People don’t know about Missouri, but they have great facilities and it is a great place.” He continued about the Tigers, “Kim Anderson seems like a great guy. He won two titles at the division II level, and when you can coach you can coach. Kim Anderson is a cool guy, and it is a college town which is great. Honestly it surprised me, their home court is unbelievable.” The most recent visit for Briscoe was to St. John’s. The Red Storm have long been considered one of the leaders for Briscoe, and they did nothing to hurt their chances on the visit. “This was my first time ever at St. John’s,” noted Briscoe. “Usually I have seen them at the Garden, but this was good to see the campus. I was very impressed. It is a small campus, and the kids come out and they have a nice tradition. Also it isn’t far from the house and they have the New York media and Madison Square Garden.” The elder Briscoe went on about St. John’s, “Coach (Steve) Lavin has coached at the highest level, and I think it is a good situation. He could play right away, and they have been recruiting Isaiah for a long time.” Along with the Tigers and Red Storm, Rutgers, Connecticut, Seton Hall, and Kentucky have all been mentioned recently with Briscoe. Now the time appears to be coming where Briscoe will announce his choice. “I am going to talk with Isaiah and try to map this thing out in the next week or two and try to get this thing done,” said Briscoe. “It could go until the spring, but I’m not trying to do that. When you find the school you like, you need to pick it.” He continued, “We are going to have a checklist, but most important is what Isaiah likes. As a family we will all pitch in a little bit, so we will sit down as a family, but there are two or three schools that he is going to choose from.”
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