Monday, March 14, 2011

Isaiah Briscoe Selects St. Benedict's Prep

Briscoe Is St. Benedicts Bound

After months of speculation Isaiah Briscoe had announced that he will attend St. Benedicts Prep in Newark, NJ. Briscoe is currently in the race for the Basketball Spotlight Player Of The Year Honors while putting together a spectacular campaign this season. We got a chance to talk to his father George Briscoe to get some insight and here’s what he had to say.

BS: Why St. Benedicts Prep?
GB: For nearly a year, my wife and I have made an assertive effort to do research on which high schools offered the balanced package of Quality of Life, Academics and Athletics for our son Isaiah. When it was all said and done St. Benedict’s fit the bill. As for the Basketball Program, Coach McLeod presence played a huge part in our decision. I have known coach since his days of playing high school ball. I have quietly witnessed his growth as a role model as well as a good coach along with his coaching staff, especially Assistant Coach Brian Crawford, who I’ve known for over 25 years. Coach McLeod has created a family atmosphere at St. Benedict’s and Isaiah loves it.

BS: What other schools were you guys interested in?
GB: Hudson Catholic, St Peter’s Prep., St. Patrick’s, Seton Hall Prep., and Blair Academy, etc., my family would like to thank all the high schools showing interest in Isaiah.

BS: How can St. Benedicts improve his game?
GB: Mike, I tell you what, you walk in a St. Benedict’s practice and you would think you were at a major Division I Basketball Program. The wealth of basketball knowledge led by Coach McLeod and his staff has been very impressive. I’m not totally sure if it will translate into improving his game, but I’m sure we will not pass on the opportunity.

BS: Where do you see him potential wise?
GB: Like most fathers who have played the game of basketball and understand the humbling experiences it can bring to one’s life, at this point, I just pray Isaiah continues to work hard and maybe one day position himself to be able to use basketball as a vehicle to a prosperous living.

Basketball Spotlight will keep you posted on more high school commitments as they come in.