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Syracuse Working Hardest on Isaiah Briscoe

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BOSTON –– While Syracuse is here for tonight’s Elite Eight game against Ohio State, the Orange are also looking ahead to life down the road.

Assistant coach Adrian Autry and the Orange have made St. Benedict’s Prep freshman guard Isaiah Briscoe a top priority in the Class of 2015 and appear to be in strong shape.

“Syracuse is working the hardest,” George Briscoe, Isaiah’s father, told Saturday.

“He’s always up there. He loves it.”

George Briscoe said Villanova, Arizona, UConn, Seton Hall, Baylor and Pitt are also working hard on recruiting Isaiah, a 6-foot combo guard who is considered to have pro potential.

“We are planning unofficials to Arizona, Baylor, Villanova, UConn and Syracuse this spring and summer,” George said.

In the absence of teammate Tyler Ennis (concussion), Briscoe was named the Most Outstanding Player at the 52nd Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament last weekend where he tallied 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists in a 64-61 victory over Gonzaga College Prep (D.C.) in the third-place game.

Ennis, the newly minted Gatorade New Jersey Player of the Year, is back in the starting lineup this week when the Gray Bees begin play in the ESPN National High School Invitational as the No. 4 seed.

Photo: St. Benedict’s Prep

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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.