isaiah briscoe #13

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Name: Isaiah Briscoe

School: Kentucky

Season: Sophomore

ESPN High School Ranking: 13 (2015)

Birthdate: April 13, 1996 (20)

Birthplace: Union, New Jersey

Family: 

- Parents George and Henrietta Briscoe

- Father played college basketball at Stockton State College

- Sister played college basketball at Syracuse

- Kyrie Irving is his cousin

High School: Roselle Catholic

Accolades:

- 2015 McDonald's All-American

- 2015 Jordan Brand Classic

- 2015 Nike Hoop Summit

- Parade First Team All-American

- Newark Star Ledger All-State First Team

- USA Today's All-USA First Team

Twitter: ZayBriscoe

Instagram: Zaaay_

Height: 6'2.5

Weight: 216

Wingspan: 6'8

Standing Reach: 8'2

No Step Vert: 31.5

Max Vert: 37

Body Fat %: 8.5

Injury History: 

- Injured ankle prior to game on Dec 26, 2015 vs. Louisville - only sat out one game

- Missed 2 games in late November 2016 with a back injury - not serious, has recovered to full strength

Interviews, Personality, Psychology, Experience: 

- Picked #13 because it is considered bad luck and he likes to be different

- Worked a lot on his body and shooting in offseason 

Freshman Season Stats: 

- 9.6 PPG

- 5.3 RPG

- 3.1 APG

- 1 SPG

- 44% FG

- 14% 3

- 46% FT

Sophomore Season Stats: Through 9 games

- 15.9 PPG

- 3.6 APG

- 3.4 RPG

- 1.2 SPG

- 55% FG

- 28% 3

- 67% FT

Analytics: 

- 5th in field goal percentage in the SEC in 2016-17

- 6th in effective field goal percentage in the SEC in 2016-17

Position: PG/SG

Greatest Strength: Attacking the rim + Ball defense

Greatest Weakness: 3 point shooting + FT shooting

Athleticism: 7

Aggression: 8

Speed: 7

Strength: 8

Lateral Movement: 8

Basketball IQ: 8

Switchability: 6

3 point shooting: 5

Jumpshot: 6

Ability to finish at the rim: 8

Post moves: N/A

Handle: 7

Passing: 7

Rebounding: 7

Motor: 7

Touch: 7

Hands: 7

On ball defense: 8

Help defense: 7

Steals: 7

Blocks: 4

Pick and Roll: 

- Briscoe is great at attacking the rim using ball screens

- Briscoe is good at fighting around screens and recovering, but elite athletes will be able to blow by him with screens (whereas he can usually stay infront in space)

Abilities and Areas of Improvement:

- Good ball defender

- Head up has zing on his passes

- Great at fighting through screens off ball

- Always boxes out even though sometimes too small 

- Good rebounder for a guard

- Needs to improve 3 point shooting

- Good at attacking the rim - finishes well and uses his body well

Game Analysis: 

- vs. UNC

- #44 Justin Jackson

- #14 Brandon Robinson

- #2 Joel Berry II

- #0 Nate Britt

- Good job in transition stopping the ball and then recovering to contest 3 point shot

- Good defense again in transition getting infront of Berry and staying straight up

- Beaten on drive middle from left 45 off ball screen - Jackson took lon strides

- Drives baseline, help comes, good feed up top to Fox for open 3 

- Blocks Berry's 3 point attempt then gets pass down court and gets layup in transition 

- Jackson scores on drive floating over Briscoe in the lane - he is simply too short to guard Jackson

- Blocked on deep catch in the lane, tried to just go up into Bradley 

- Fouled off ball - FTs 1/2

- Offensive rebound on right block and putback layin

- One dribble in pullup jumper from left 45 - miss

- Catch and shoot left 45 3 - hits

- Good defense on Jackson on the curl in the paint - still hit floater but good contest

- Gets back in transition, has to stop Mayes catching for a layup at the hoop, good strong foul trying to block the shot  

- Guarded beyong the 3 point line at right 45, good backdoor cut, drives and dumps off to Monk

- Catches left 45, uses ball screen left, hesitation, then drives left, hits floater with left 

- Catches in left corner, drives right, help comes, forces a tough bank shot between 2 players and misses

- Late on the curl - fouls Jackson driving for and-1 layup

NBA Comparison: Eric Bledsoe

Current Ability: 6

Projection as an NBA Player: 7

Projected Draft Spot: Early 2nd Round

Opinion: Just take the Kentucky guy. Briscoe has improved his 3 point shooting but still has a long way to go. He is a great attacker, tough defender, and has a really strong body for a guard. He has no true position, but he is simply a baller. I have no doubt he can be a good rotation player in the NBA and a contributor to a winning team.