Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Plainfield coach Pete Vasil received a phone call from Maryland assisstant ChuckDriesell expressing interest in explosive sophomore point guard Isaiah Epps.
“That’s the guy they’re focusing on for the Class of 2010, a combo guard who can score,” Vasil said. “He’s certainly capable of playing there. He reminds me of a Juan Dixon-type.”
A first-team All-Union County selection, the 6-foot-2 Epps averaged 16.5 points, 6.5 assists and 2.9 steals last season.
Maryland will come in to watch Epps work out later this spring, while Georgetown is coming in to watch freshman guard Tyrone Johnson, Epps’ talented backcourt mate.
“Isaiah said (Maryland) would be in his top five,” Vasil said. “I look at it as high interest.”
Epps holds offers from Rutgers and Seton Hall, and St. Joe’s has also expressed interest, Vasil said.
See my earlier post from today on St. Joe’s recruiting efforts in New Jersey.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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