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Isaiah Williams, a 6-foot-7, 190-pound combo guard from Newark, visited Iona Friday and is considering the Gaels along with several other schools.
“It was good,” Williams said of the visit. “I like everything; it was good. I knew some of the players, Jayon James, Rashon Dwight and Jamel Jenkins.”
First-year Iona coach Tim Cluess and his staff have done a great job this offseason building a strong recruiting class that includes James, guard Sean Armand, former Seton Hall forward Mike Glover, 6-8 shooter Aleksander Kesic and 6-4 wing Randy DeZouvre.
“[Williams] really enjoyed the coaches,” said Vincent Robinson, Williams’ coach at The Robinson School Phoenix. “He loves [assistant coach Jared] Grasso. He knows most of the players. It’s in his top five schools.”
Williams is also considering DePaul, Marshall, UTEP, Iowa State, Robert Morris and Maryland Eastern Shore.
Robinson said he plans to set up visits to DePaul, Robert Morris, UTEP and Marshall on Tuesday.
He also said Williams could enter college in January as a partial qualifier.
Asked when he might decide, Williams said, “Probably in November. After I visit DePaul.”
He added: “I’m trying to be a go-to guy. I’m a shooter but I can score in all types of ways.”
Cluess added Bob Paul as Director of Operations and Zak Boisvert as Recruiting Coordinator…Former Norfolk State commit James Frazier, a 6-6, 200-pound guard, will do a post-grad year at The Robinson School, Robinson said…Mike John, a 6-4, 180-pound guard from The Robinson School, will visit Manhattan Sept. 17 and will also visit Indiana State.
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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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