Isaiah Whitehead, one of the top shooting guards in the Class of 2014 out of Brooklyn Lincoln High School, will be contributing periodically to ZAGSBLOG during his junior season. Whitehead is the latest Lincoln star to follow in the footsteps of Stephon Marbury, Sebastian Telfair and Lance Stephenson. Here’s his first entry:
Throughout the whole summer I have been getting recruited by many of the major universities in the country.
Recently I have trimmed my list to Kentucky, Maryland, Arizona, Syracuse, St. John’s, UCLA, Florida, Kansas, Rutgers and Louisville. So I have just been watching all the games and playing styles of the schools that I like.
I enjoyed my unofficial to UCLA and my trip to Syracuse camp and Coach [Jim] Boeheim coming to Lincoln to see me was big, too. But I may not be taking any visits during the season.
I think our Lincoln team is going to be good this year. We have some good transfers and most of them are juniors so we are going to be together for two years.
Coach Tiny [Morton] has really been pushing us hard this preseason so we are going to be stronger and ready to play. I have been to the Garden once [for the New York PSAL championship] and we didn’t take it. Last year I was hurt and we made it to the semis.
This year it’s our turn.
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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.