2016 5-foot-10 PG Isiah Brown is a young rising prospect who attends Lakeside High School in Seattle, Washington. Brown has caught many eyes over the last couple years and has shined at various camps. Left Coast Recruiting caught up with Brown to talk basketball.
Describe your game
I try to focus on every aspect of my game so I can be as well-rounded as possible. So I would say I’m a guard that is able to do whatever is needed on the floor at any time and get the job done. The best part about my game however is definitely my mid-range game and playing in transition. Whether it is floaters, jumpers, ball screens or just pushing the tempo. I think that’s where I’m most effective.
How does it feel to get attention at a young age by colleges?
It’s definitely an honor, but I try not to think about it much and just focus on my game. It’s good to know that you’re doing something right, but at the same time I still try to keep progressing every day.
Which colleges have contacted you?
Washington, Arizona, Washington State, Boise State, Utah State, Cal, Seattle U, Portland State, Oregon State
What offers do you have?
University of Washington
What do you need to work on?
I think offensively I need to work on staying low with the ball and being as explosive as possible. Also, spot-up shooting is going to be important for me this year with the team we have so I’ve been trying to focus on that. On defense I need to work on playing with my hands up coming up with more steals in the passing lanes.
Since you live in the Seattle area, having an offer from UW, did you grow up wanting to go there?
I’m actually not from Seattle, I was born in Anchorage, Alaska and moved here in ’09, but UW has always been a school I’ve looked at and I’m honored to have an offer from them.
You play with another prospect Tramiane Isabell. How is it going to be playing with him?
I think it’s going to be great. Having a scorer like that in the backcourt with you makes my job easy and we’re able to take some pressure of each other. I think we’re going to be one of the toughest, if not the toughest matchup for opposing teams this upcoming season.
How did you do over the summer? Notice you played on the 17 u Hoopaholics.
I think I held my own for sure. I felt like I played well and impressed some people, plus my team had a pretty successful summer so it was definitely a good experience.
Will you be playing with them next AAU season?
No, I’ll be playing up for a program called A PLUS here in Seattle.
Left Coast Recruiting will be keeping progress on Brown’s freshman year.