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Top-20 junior Isaiah Briscoe looks to make transition to PG

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The class of 2015 isn't filled with a lot of pure point guards at the top of the rankings – as the best backcourt players are more scorers than distributors.

Isaiah Briscoe is in that category, but the 6-foot-3 Roselle Catholic (N.J.) is trying to become more of a point guard and a leader.

“We've got a very young team, with three freshman, two sophomores,” Briscoe said. “I want to lead them. I've been working on that, that's something I've been trying to improve on during the high school season.”

Briscoe averaged 13.8 points over the weekend at the Nike EYBL Sacramento, but he also dished out 13 assists in four games. He wants to get better at that aspect of his game.

“Decision-making, knowing my personnel,” Briscoe said. “Things like that.”

St. John's, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Connecticut, Pittsburgh and Arizona are all pushing for Briscoe, and Louisville also went to watch him recently.

Rick Pitino impressed Briscoe.

“Hall of Fame coach,” he said. “He's great.”

Briscoe isn't close to a decision, but he would like to make an impact immediately.

“I want to go somewhere and win my first year,” he said. “Somewhere they love me and I'm playing my game.”

Briscoe is ranked No. 18 in the 247Sports Composite.

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