Isaiah Briscoe, a top 10 recruit in the Class of 2015, is down to three finalists.
The Roselle Catholic High (New Jersey) lead guard told Paul Biancardi, ESPN‘s national director of recruiting, that Connecticut, Kentucky and St. John’s are the only teams that remain in the picture. Arizona, Missouri, Seton Hall and Villanova were among the schools that had been cut from his list. The 6-foot-3 Briscoe had visited Mizzou several weeks ago, posing for a picture with fellow five-star guard Antonio Blakeney.
Kentucky, one of the three finalists, had only recently gotten into the mix for Briscoe. The Wildcats have one commitment in the Class of 2014, four-star shooting guard Charles Matthews. UConn already has a commitment from guard Jalen Adams while St. John’s has no commits in its current recruiting class.
Briscoe has taken official visits to all three schools.
“I have been paying attention to rosters and who is projected to leave and things like that so when I finally pick a school it makes sense,” Briscoe told ESPN.
Briscoe, the highest ranked point guard in the senior class, helped USA Basketball win the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in June. The following month he led the Playaz Basketball Club to the Peach Jam title, averaging 18.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game in the Nike EYBL.