Top-20 junior Isaiah Briscoe looks to make transition to PG
Isaiah Briscoe is among the best scoring guards in the country -- but he wants to become more of a distributor and decision-maker at the point.
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.
Zack Cimini is on a 34-24 run and just released a pick for Monday's Maryland-Northwestern...
Last week's top 10 went a combined 10-9 which scrambled up the new AP Top 25
The Shockers beat the Bearcats resulting in seed swaps for both teams
The Cavaliers, the top team in the Top 25 (and 1), have a 3-game lead in the ACC with 4 games...
Our advanced computer model simulated Monday's Notre Dame vs. Miami game 10,000 times
For the first time in years, the Shockers played a must-see game with national implications...