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.
NEW YORK — Isaiah Briscoe went for 11 points, six assists and five rebounds while dazzling the crowd with his ball-handling as Team NYC beat Team USA, 126-110, Saturday night in the Big Strick Classic.
Before the game, the 6-foot-2 junior guard talked to SNY.tv in the above video about his decision to transfer to Roselle Catholic from St. Benedict’s and about his recruitment.
RC is the defending New Jersey Tournament of Champions winner, but loses Tyler Roberson (Syracuse), Hakim Saintil (South Alabama) and Malachi Richardson (Trenton Catholic).
“Roselle Catholic, I’ll settle for a state championship, TOC,” Briscoe said. “And just back-to-back I have two more years left, I just want to make the best of it.”
Briscoe moved into RC just as Richardson was leaving, but he said there was no connection.
“His decision didn’t change mine and I wasn’t waiting for him to leave or nothing like that,” Briscoe said. “When Findlay was a no, I decided Roselle Catholic.”
Meantime, as Briscoe leaves St. Benedict’s Prep, the Gray Bees will add a slew of guards, including 6-2 junior Kamar McKnight of Toronto, 6-4 junior Eli Cain of Medford Tech and 6-3 senior Carl Brown of Western (Ky.) High.
(For more on the new-look St. Ben’s program, click here.)
Briscoe says he has no college list as of now but is being courted by Arizona, Syracuse, Florida and Seton Hall, among others.
“I’m going to Syracuse at the end of the month,” he said, “and I was planning on visiting Florida but I’m not sure.”
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.
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.