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.
Isaiah Briscoe is in the midst of visiting both colleges and high schools as he weighs his future landing spots.
The 6-foot-2 2015 former St. Benedict’s Prep guard was at Arizona at the end of the week, and thoroughly enjoyed the visit.
“I liked everything about Arizona,” he told SNY.tv. “They have a beautiful campus, great weather and their fan support is tremendous. The coaching staff is great. They have a Hall of Fame coach in Sean Miller. Coach [Book] Richardson does more than a good job as his assistant and then you have Damon [Stoudamire], who played in the NBA and was Rookie of the Year. It’s just great being around them.”
Briscoe is also being courted by Syracuse, Florida, Ohio State and Indiana, among others. He will visit Florida later this summer.
As for his high school options, he recently announced he was leaving St. Benedict’s and took a trip to see Our Savior New American on Long Island, which produced St. John’s big man Chris Obekpa and has 2014 standout Cheick Diallo.
“The visit with Our Savior was fine,” Briscoe said. “I had a great time out in Long Island and it was nice talking with E-Jack [Eric Jaklitsch] and the pastor. E-Jack’s a great guy.”
Briscoe is considering Findlay Prep and Huntington Prep, among others, and has no timeframe on a decision.
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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 and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, 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.
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.