New Jersey Guard Focuses On Two Schools

Reporter Mike Sullivan has the story on Isaiah Epps, who competed this past weekend in the IS8 Fall League held in South Jamaica, New York. Epps is a solid shooting guard who can bust a zone up easily with his perimeter game ...

Isaiah Epps can put you to sleep at times. He did so against the Rising Stars for the first half. Epps, from Plainfield High School in New Jersey, took care of the ball, distributed it to teammates and for the most part, didn't seem to force any shooting issues.

But the Playaz guard picked up the pace in the third quarter when his team needed him the most. Trailing for the most part of three quarters, Epps unleashed three straight rainbow corner jumpers to help Jimmy Salmon's AAU program into the lead.

The Playaz junior team won their first round pool game and Epps was relieved. "It's always good to get the first one," he said after the game. "It was a struggle. But we played a good team. I was just trying to be patient. When I got my chances I took them."

Epps didn't light the world on fire with his performance. But, as he stated, patience was important in this particular situation.

He can be a streaky shooter too. We've seen Epps hit six or seven jumpers in a row to excite the crowd. And because of these possibilities regarding his skill level, he has several scholarship offers.

The 2010 prospect said he's open but really likes two schools. "Maryland and Pittsburgh," he said. "I like both of them a lot right now.

"I like the coaches at both schools. I like the conferences. You want to play against the best. And the style of play. I like to move the ball up and down the floor. They both do that with their guards."

Epps said he plans on taking visits to Maryland and Pittsburgh during the Fall before making a decision. "I would like to get to know more about the schools too," he said.

However, he wouldn't rule out any other visits to another school. It's just that these two stand out right now.


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