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.
Kentucky’s Briscoe Works Out for Sixers, More Workouts Coming
Following a recent workout with his hometown New York Knicks, Kentucky guard Isaiah Briscoe worked out on Monday for the Philadelphia 76ers.
The 6-foot-3 former Roselle (N.J.) Catholic star worked out alongside Maryland’s Melo Trimble, George Washington’s Tyler Cavanaugh, Tennessee State’s Tahjere McCall, and Middle Tennessee State’s Reggie Upshaw.
Briscoe, not currently projected to be drafted per DraftExpress.com, averaged 12.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 4.2 assists last season at Kentucky.
“I think I bring a lot to the table,” Briscoe told Brian Seltzer of Sixers.com, “not only scoring, passing, playing defense, [but] being a leader.”
At Kentucky, Briscoe played alongside De’Aaron Fox, whom the Sixers will work out next week. Briscoe believes he’s a point guard at the next level, even if he won’t go as high as Fox.
“I feel like I’m always vocal, the leader of the team, ball-dominant. Who wouldn’t like the ball in their hands?,” he said. “Whatever team picks me up, I’ll try to come in and contribute however I can.”
Looking ahead, he has workouts with Detroit, Portland, Chicago and the Lakers.
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.