No. 1 senior PG Isaiah Briscoe doesn't want to play for a coach who's demeaning

No. 1 senior PG Isaiah Briscoe doesn't want to play for a coach who's demeaning

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No. 1 senior PG Isaiah Briscoe doesn't want to play for a coach who's demeaning

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Isaiah Briscoe said there's no reason for coaches to embarrass players. / Kelly Kline

Isaiah Briscoe said there’s no reason for coaches to embarrass players. / Kelly Kline

Here’s what we know: Roselle Catholic (Roselle, N.J.) point guard Isaiah Briscoe can, pretty much, go to whichever college he pleases with a list of potential college suitors – Kentucky, Connecticut, Missouri, Arizona, Louisville, St. John’s, etc. – that reads like a who’s who of college basketball’s elite.

Such is the life of the top ranked point guard in the country.

What the coaches at those schools may not know, but should, is that they could potentially up their chances of landing Briscoe if they can just master the art of calm communication in intense situations.

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“I really don’t like when coaches curse at me and snap on me and are embarrassing me and stuff,” Briscoe said. “I just don’t think that’s called for, and it’s something that I’ll definitely take into consideration when I’m making my decision.”

“I can handle anything a coach throws at me.” – Isaiah Briscoe

That should make for an interesting recruitment since, pretty much, every coach on his list has been known to dig in to their players on occasion.

Still, don’t get him wrong, Briscoe fully understands that “things happen” and emotions run high throughout the course of a season; it’s the constant barrage of insults and demeaning dialogue that he’d rather avoid.

“I can handle anything a coach throws at me,” Briscoe said. “I’d just rather not have to handle that. Honestly, I don’t necessarily mind if they curse or anything like that; I just don’t think they need to embarrass me all the time. Sometimes they may do it and, I get that, but if that’s what the coach does on the reg; I don’t know about that.”

Queue the “nice guy” sell.

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