Soon the NBA will need new superstars to market the sport. Those whose basketball careers started this decade will be deemed to be LeBron James, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and will retain the league’s position as the dominant basketball league in the world. Orlando Magic’s Isaiah Briscoe is one person worth watching as a potential superstar. The career of the American professional basketball player in the NBA has been nothing but a challenge.
Isaiah Briscoe Biography,
Isaiah Briscoe was born on April 13, 1996 to a basketball family. When your father is a star, your sister is a former player and your cousin, Kyrie Irving, basketball is no longer just a call or a passion, it becomes a responsibility.
Many people tend to believe being born into a sporting family means that you are naturally endowed with the talent and determination necessary for success that has driven those who come your way, but no. It’s something that needs to be refined, maybe after a disappointment. For Isaiah, that disappointment was not selected to the AAU squad in seventh grade.
Failing to convince the AAU team to nurture determination. So when he was invited to the LeBron James Skills Academy in eighth grade, he performed so well, using the physical advancement of his body over that of his peers to his advantage.
Briscoe didn’t let go after his experience with the AAU team. He was never going to be examined again and he made sure of that.
Isaiah Briscoe attended two schools, Saint Benedict Preparatory School and Roselle Catholic High School. In each school, he presented exemplary performances. At Saint Benedict, he nearly led the team to winning the ESPN High School Invitational National Championship. He fared much better over the finish line in Roselle, leading the team to two state titles in 2014 and 2015.
Isaiah Briscoe’s renewed determination paid off. In 2014, he was invited to the AAU team for the AAU in New Jersey. Averaging 19.2 points and 5 assists over a 23-game streak, he led the team to the 2014 Nike Peach Championship. Isaiah was becoming a player to watch and that was reflected in Rivals.com’s rankings for the recruiting class of 2015. Isaiah was ranked No. 10 nationally and was named the number one point guard in his class.
College was next for Isaiah and as a star prospect he was not short of options as a player. However, he chose the University of Kentucky. 2014/2015 was a great time for Isaiah’s new career. Not only did he get his chance on the AAU stage, but he was also singled out by top sports watchdog organizations including ESPN, who ranked him 13th nationally among his peers. Internationally, he led Team USA in 2014 to a gold medal at the FIBA U18 U.S. Championships, making it his first international honor. Praise was not given for Isaiah. In 2015, he was also named McDonald’s All American, among others.
In college, Isaiah was playing at a higher level among even better players, he struggled in his freshman year but managed to stand out in his second season, recording a much better 12.1 ppg vs. to the 9.6 points he had obtained in his first year. Briscoe signed up for the 2017 NBA Draft at the end of that season.
The decision to waive his college eligibility may be too early for Isaiah in 2017. He wasn’t crushed and despite playing in the NBA Summer League for the Philadelphia 76ers and a training camp contract with the Trail Blazers, he was unable to secure a rookie contract. It was AAU again for this Isaiah.
But he didn’t give up, he went to Estonia and signed for Kalev / Cramo where he impressed with his performances, with 18.5 points and 4.2 assists per game. It paid off and he was signed on July 6, 2018 by the Orlando Magic.
Isaiah is a talent with a young career. He hasn’t fully started his NBA career yet, but his performance in college reveals that he deserves attention. His career stats currently stand at 70 games played, 69 starts at an average of 31 minutes, a return of 10.9 points, 3.7 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game.
His family life
Isaiah Briscoe was born into a family of basketball players. His cousin is Kyrie Irving, who plays for the Boston Celtics. Her father, George Briscoe, is a Stockton State College Hall of Famer and her sister, Iasia Hemingway, played for Syracuse University.
Isaiah Briscoe Height and Weight
The Orlando Magic point guard is 6-foot-3 and weighs 220 lbs (100 kg). It has a wingspan of 6-9.5 with strong hands and broad shoulders.