All the momentum seemed to be on St. John’s side. On the line was landing arguably the biggest recruit since Felipe Lopez. The Johnnies had been recruiting Isaiah Briscoe since freshman year. Standing in their way were the national champs UConn Huskies and arguably the most successful recruiter of all-time John Calipari and his Kentucky program. Briscoe, a native of Union, NJ, is ranked as the top point guard in the class of 2015. In the end, though, it was Big Blue Nation that prevailed. The 6-3 guard plays at Roselle Catholic, where last season he averaged 22.1 points, 4 assists and 1.8 steals, while leading his squad to the state non-public B championship.
Live on ESPNU, Briscoe said:
“With my experience from USA Basketball, I think I can handle playing with great players. And right now Coach Calipari has the machine going on with getting point guards to the NBA like John Wall, Eric Bledsoe, and players like that, and Derrick Rose. So I can see myself in that mold and being the next point guard to come out of Kentucky.”