Schools tracking Whitehead

Four-star guard Isaiah Whitehead was a top priority for several schools over the weekend.

For the Juice All-Stars it is clearly Brooklyn (NY) Lincoln standout Isaiah Whitehead who carries the squad. At the Pitt Hoop Group Jam Fest Whitehead had some huge scoring games, and was tracked closely by several college coaches.

The powerfully built 6-foot-4 Whitehead has been a top target for a while, and now he looks to be playing the best basketball of his high school career.

"I am just working on everything," said Whitehead. "Out here so far it has been going good. A lot of teams are focusing on me since I had some breakout games, but I have to trust my teammates and I am doing that."

One area in specific where Whitehead looks much improved is with his jumper. Always a kid who attacked the rim, now Whitehead is looking better from the outside as well.

"I have just been in the gym working," said Whitehead. "I know the more work you put in the more you will get out of it, so I have just been trying to stay busy and keep working."

Recruiting wise Louisville, Syracuse, St. John's, UCLA, and Kentucky have been the schools most involved according to Whitehead.

All weekend long assistant coaches from Louisville, Syracuse, and St. John's tracked every move he made, and all three have made it known he is a priority.

Louisville began to seriously pick things up with Whitehead during the season, and the Cardinals are firmly in the mix.

"I have been hearing a lot from them," said Whitehead of Louisville. "They are National Champions and you can never overlook that. Also Russ Smith is from New York City and I have talked to him. I have just heard from them a lot and been talking to them."

Syracuse has seemingly been there with Whitehead from the very beginning, and he already feels like he is a part of the program.

"My relationship with them is crazy," explained Whitehead. "It is almost like I go there. I know all of the players, coaches, ball boys, everything. We just have a great relationship."

Also there is St. John's. The Red Storm are right around the corner for Whitehead, and he has been at numerous games.

"I have been with St. John's since like eighth grade," Whitehead explained. "They are like family and I have been to a lot of games."

For now the four-star prospect is content to sit back, relax, and just see which situation turns out to be the best for him.

"I just want to see what everybody is doing," said Whitehead. "I don't want to go to a school with another shooting guard or point guard who might be ahead of me so I am just waiting and getting all the information I can."


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