The rosters for the McDonald’s All-American Game won’t be revealed until February, but at least one member of the selection committee believes Isaiah Whitehead should make the game.
“First of all, I think he made the McDonald’s All-American Game with his performance in the Elite 24,” Konchalski told SNY.tv in reference to Whitehead’s 26-point outing in the game last month in Brooklyn.
“I think he’s one of the top five guards in the nation. I really think he’s had a very good summer. He’s improved tremendously. He worked purposely on his game. He’s become a very, very good shooter thanks to [his trainer] Jason Hernandez and he’s a guy who can really pass.” To read more of this story, click here
Isaiah Whitehead has done a great job of keeping his recruiting cards close to the vest, and today two more schools will make their pitch to the 2014 Brooklyn Lincoln shooting guard.
Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino and assistant Kimani Young will visit with Whitehead in Brooklyn, as will Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon and assistant Barry “Slice” Rohrssen.
Minnesota is in the midst of a huge week in which they saw Findlay Prep guard Rashad Vaughn, a Minnesota native, work out Monday, and also had a home visit with Minnesota point guard Tyus Jones Tuesday. To read more of this story, click here
Isaiah Whitehead enjoyed his weekend visit to Indiana and plans to return for an official visit, Lincoln head coach Tiny Morton told SNY.tv Tuesday.
“It went very well,” said Morton, who accompanied Whitehead. “There were a lot of questions answered. It was a great visit.”
Morton said Whitehead could potentially play either guard spot at Indiana, which just recently offered the New York City star.
“It’s open, he has a chance to play both positions if he wants,” Morton said. To read more of this story, click here
NEW YORK — On the eve of his unofficial visit to Indiana Sunday, Isaiah Whitehead put on a show in Brooklyn.
The 6-foot-4 Brooklyn Lincoln guard scored 26 points and earned co-MVP honors as Team Coney Island survived a late threat from Team Bed Stuy to win the Elite 24 game, 114-109, in a nationally televised game played under the Brooklyn Bridge.
Tyus Jones earned co-MVP honors for Team Coney Island, while Stanley Johnson and Emmanuel Mudiay, who announced for SMU at halftime, won the honors for Team Bed Stuy.
“I just wanted to show out,” Whitehead said. “This is my hometown. All these guys flew in, so I just wanted to show them what Brooklyn basketball is all about.”
Whitehead said he felt no pressure despite playing in front of a packed crowd in his home borough.
“I’ve dealt with pressure my whole life, so this is nothing to me now,” he said.
Whitehead was set to fly to Indiana on Sunday during a weekend when the Hoosiers will also host recently de-committed shooting guard James Blackmon, as well as Virginia shooting guard Robert Johnson and 2015 New Jersey wing Malachi Richardson. To read more of this story, click here
NEW YORK — Brooklyn Lincoln guard Isaiah Whitehead will visit Indiana on Sunday following the Elite 24 game Saturday night in Brooklyn, Lincoln coach Tiny Morton confirmed to SNY.tv.
“Yes, it’s been talked about for a while,” Morton said.
In the above interview with SNY.tv, Whitehead said of Indiana: “They’re showing me a lot of love. They have a great fanbase. The coaches are great. Noah Vonleh has been talking to me a little bit about the school, so it’s just a great program.”
Asked if will take an official to Indiana, Whitehead said, “Yeah, definitely.”
Indiana recently saw shooting guard James Blackmon decommit, but Blackmon will visit Indiana Saturday and Michigan State Sunday, according to Jeff Rabjohns.
Virginia shooting guard Robert Johnson, who is considering seven schools including Indiana, also arrives at Indiana Saturday evening, and 2015 New Jersey wing Malachi Richardson also visits this weekend. To read more of this story, click here
NEW YORK — Brooklyn Lincoln guard Isaiah Whitehead is planning to commit this fall.
“I’ll probably commit right before senior year,” the 6-foot-4 Whitehead told SNY.tv at the Big Strick Classic, also telling the New York Post he will probably pull the trigger by November.
Whitehead said in the above video he’s considering Syracuse, Arizona, UCLA, To read more of this story, click here
After spending time in Los Angeles at an Under Armour event, Brooklyn Lincoln guard Isaiah Whitehead has added interest or offers from a trio of new schools but is still focusing on some old stalwarts.
The 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Coney Island, N.Y., added an offer from Miami and interest from Arizona and UCLA.
“I think he’s picked up his game right now,” Lincoln coach Tiny Morton told SNY.tv. “A lot of schools that were recruiting other people are now jumping onto the bandwagon.” To read more of this story, click here
PHILADELPHIA — Isaiah Whitehead knows that his shooting stroke was once one of the weaknesses of his game.
So he worked on it, and worked on it, and worked some more.
By the looks of things, his work paid off.
The 6-foot-5 2014 Brooklyn Lincoln guard drained seven 3-pointers en route to 27 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists and team MVP honors as Team Bravery lost to Team Inspiration, 119-114, in the Mary Kline Underclassmen Game at Philadelphia University. To read more of this story, click here
St. John’s coach Steve Lavin and Minnesota coach Richard Pitino were the latest coaches to stop through Lincoln High School on Tuesday and watch 2014 guard Isaiah Whitehead.
Lincoln coach Tiny Morton said he’s been hearing a lot from those two schools, as well as Louisville, Syracuse and Texas.
Arizona, Kentucky and UCLA have also been linked to the 6-foot-4 Whitehead, the latest Lincoln star after Stephon Marbury, Sebastian Telfair and Lance Stephenson.
St. John’s is the hometown school and will need to add numerous players in the 2014 and ’15 classes and landing Whitehead would be a major get.
Syracuse will always be a factor and has already landed 2014 New York native Chris McCullough of Brewster (N.H.) Academy, as well as New Jersey’s Tyler Ennis of St. Benedict’s Prep and Tyler Roberson of Roselle Catholic in 2013. To read more of this story, click here
Isaiah Whitehead, one of the top shooting guards in the Class of 2014 out of Brooklyn Lincoln High School, will be contributing periodically to ZAGSBLOG during his junior season. Whitehead is the latest Lincoln star to follow in the footsteps of Stephon Marbury, Sebastian Telfair and Lance Stephenson. Here’s his latest entry:
So our regular season is over. We finished 15-1 in the PSAL AA-Brooklyn. We lost our first game to Jefferson this week. It was a tough loss because I played with some of those guys this summer with the Juice All-Stars.
We really wanted to finish undefeated in the league but that one loss brought us to the reality that we need to continue to work hard and continue to improve. To read more of this story, click here