Name: Isaiah Briscoe
School: Roselle Catholic, Roselle, N.J.
Position: Point guard
College: Signed with Kentucky
Details: Led team to its second consecutive state Non-Public B championship, averaging 20.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists. Last summer, he helped lead the New Jersey Playaz to the title in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League and played on the winning team for USA Basketball in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship. His father, George Briscoe, played basketball for Stockton College and is in the school’s Hall of Fame. One sister, Iasia Hemingway, played basketball at Georgia Tech and Syracuse and plays professionally overseas.
Toughest opponent I’ve guarded: Probably Antonio Blakeney.
Super hero I’d like to be: Plastic Man.
My biggest basketball influence: My dad.
High point of your season: Winning state.
I have so many sneakers that I: Don’t even know how many I have.
Favorite saying: If you don’t grind, you don’t eat.
Favorite teachers: My English teacher (Ms. Maureen Murin) and my history teacher, Ms. (Francine) Galante.
Hidden talent: I played football and volleyball when I was younger.
What do you teammates say about you? They love me.
First car: A 1986 Audi.
First time you beat your sister in one-on-one: I haven’t and she won’t play me anymore.
Best show on TV: SpongeBob. SpongeBob and Patrick are both cool.
Biggest thing I’ve overcome: Transferring schools (from St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark). It was just hard because I don’t like change. I like sticking to what I’m doing, but sometimes change is necessary.