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.
Briscoe Makes First USA Cut, Will Trim List This Month
Roselle (N.J.) Catholic guard Isaiah Briscoe made the first cut for the USA U18 team, and hopes to make the final roster of 12 which will compete in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship later this month.
“It feels good just knowing that all the hard work I put in is showing,” the 6-foot-3 Briscoe told SNY.tv by text after cuts were made. “It’s still one more cut to be made of three but I’m just still trying to play my game and hope to represent my country.”
As reported here earlier this month, Briscoe plans to cut his list to eight colleges sometime later this month, either after the FIBA Americas championship or after the Kyrie Irving Point Guard Academy that runs June 23-25 at Kean University.
“It will be after USA Basketball,” George Briscoe told SNY.tv of when his son would announce his list.
“If he doesn’t make the team, it will be after the Kyrie Irving Point Guard Camp…We’re still talking about it and we have a plan. We just want to have enough time to evaluate teams and coaches.”
Some of the schools recruiting Briscoe the hardest of late include Louisville, Arizona, UConn, Rutgers, Seton Hall, and St. John’s.
Briscoe also holds offers from Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Memphis, Miami, Missouri, Notre Dame, UCF, USC, and West Virginia.
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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