Posted On: 12/8/17 10:04 AM
No one player has had the start to the season that 2018 Reynolds High School point guard Isaiah Pruett has put together. Through Reynolds High School’s 5-0 mark to start the season, Pruett has scored 35, 33, 30, 27 and 25 points in those games. He is averaging around 31 a game through the undefeated season so far for the Asheville-based school.
One of the top point guards this year in Western North Carolina is Isaiah Pruett of A.C. Reynolds High School. Pruett is a do-it-all type point guard, he is great in the open floor, he has great court vision, can knock down shots past the 3-point line. What stands out the most is his ability to create off the dribble and his shot-making. Standing 5-foot-9, Pruett plays more like he is 6-foot-3 with his athletic ability, basketball IQ and court sense. He has a natural feel for the game and just knows how to play basketball. Something that cannot be taught and is missing a lot in the game today.
He was named to the Mountain Athletic Conference team last season and is on his way to garnering Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors this season with his play so far.
His recruiting is about average for players in the mountains, not much going on. What a Division II program would get in Pruett is a scoring guard that can take the big shots, control his team and does what needs to be done to get a win for his program. In a game against Erwin High School and the score tied, the Reynolds coaching staff drew up a play for Pruett with 5 seconds left. Pruett calmly knocked down the three-point shot to seal the game for the Rockets.
With Reynolds off to one of the best starts to the season in a few years, the only constant is Pruett. He has single-handedly led Reynolds to the position that they are in now.