Cal State Fullerton has received an early commitment from Washington high school star Isiah Umipig, a 6-0, 180 lb combo guard. Umipig, a three year starter from Federal Way High School, helped the Eagles to their first Class 4A state basketball championship earlier this year against rival Garfield High School. Umipig led all scorers with 19 points on 5-of-9 shooting and was unofficially declared the MVP of the title game.
Federal Way was rhe runner-up in the state championship game during Umipig's sophomore campaign.
Umipig, who was also recruited by San Diego State, USD, Portland, Portland State and Cal-State-Northridge, is the second commitment the Titans have received for the 2010-11 season.
De’Andre Haskins, a 6-4 forward who averaged 6.2 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.2 assists as a freshman at Valpraiso, gave his verabl earlier this month. Haskins will play his sophomore season at Citrus College, before transferring to Fullerton as a junior for the 2010-11 season.
According to MaxPreps, "Umipig is a very crafty performer that simply knows how to play the game. He has a very strong physical frame for his size and is more of a shooting guard, but he is also a capable combo guard as well. Very good jump shooter and ball handler that also finishes strong at the basket. Plays hard on every play."
Other internet sources say, "Isiah Umipig is a reliable point guard and very skilled jump shooter who can easily average 20pts, 5 boards, and 6 to ten assists per night. His dribbling skills remind you of Stephen Curry from the Davidson. Isiah Umipig is a player who has been seeing most of the minutes during the playoff stretch."
Umipig has played at a very high level for the past three years and has gone up against some talented players including Garfield's Tony Wroten, a 6-foot-5 junior who is rated among the top five prep basketball players for the 2011 class nationally and the No. 2 point guard by ESPN.com.
Umipig is expected to officially sign with Cal State Fullerton during the early signing period beginning November 11, 2009.