Keith Dambrot didn’t have to travel far for his latest recruiting visit.
Duquesne basketball on Pittsburgh Sports Now is sponsored by The Summit Academy: setting young men on the path to a better future.
Earlier this week, Duquesne’s head coach traveled down I-79 to First Love Christian Academy in Washington to check out an emerging prospect.
Isaiah Wilson is a 2020 point guard that’s starting to get looked at by many D-I programs. At this point, Wilson holds offers from Rhode Island, Kent State, St. Peter’s and Winthrop.
This talented point guard is a name we’ll be hearing a lot over the last couple of years.
In order to learn more about Isaiah Wilson, Pittsburgh Sports Now talked with his head coach Khayree Wilson.
“The biggest thing about Isaiah is that he’s a throw back point guard,” said Coach Wilson. “He brings an energy that is super contagious. That’s one of the things that Coach Dambrot talked to me about is his energy and charisma. In my opinion, Isaiah Wilson by the time he finishes his senior year, he will be one of the best point guards in the state and in the country. I know that’s a bold statement but I’ve been around for a long time and have seen a lot of kids and Isaiah has it. He’s a great kid, loves the game, always wants to learn the game and wants to be coached so he can get better.”
“Isaiah wants me to attack and critique his game so that he can be the best player possible. He’s a Chris Paul, Isiah Thomas of the Detroit Pistons, he gives you that type of feel at point guard because he loves to compete. Now a days, the new age point guards are trying to be like Russell Westbrook. You don’t see too many guys trying to be gritty, want to fight every possession that want to get their teammates involved in every possession and will fight and do whatever it takes for the team.”
As you just read, Coach Wilson is trying to make Isaiah Wilson better and still has two years to do that. What is the top area of Isaiah’s game that he wants to see him improve?
“His shot. Once he perfects his shot I think he’ll be gold,” said Coach Wilson. “We worked on it a lot last year and he worked so, so hard over the summer. Right now, he’s shooting it a lot better, his shot selection is a lot better. Isaiah has the ability to be a high-major player. I feel as though both Pitt and West Virginia should be recruiting him. The only question now is which schools are going to pull the trigger and take a chance on this guy. Whoever does this will be getting one hell of a player.”
At this point, Duquesne hasn’t offered Wilson but they’re clearly interested.
“Coach Dambrot told me that he loves him and his feel for the game and his competitiveness,” said Coach Wilson. “But he wants to see him shoot it more and wants to see him shoot it more consistently.”