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Posted On: 12/23/17 12:08 AM
Prospect Spotlight: 2019 Isaiah Lee
There were a plethora of holiday tournaments but I decided to take a peak at the Charlie Wilkins Memorial at Westminster High School—and I’m sure I did. Yes, I was there to see the development of both 2019 Daniel Boatwright and sharp shooting Blake Burzell. However, after day 2 of the event it was a Isaiah Lee (Westminster) who I came away most impressed with.
Lee is a 6-foot-1 junior who can play both guard positions. He has a quick burst off the dribble and can get to the rim at will. While at the rim he has the explosiveness and strength to finish through contact or above the rim with either hand. He thinks score before pass, but he did show signs of someday being a point guard.
“Shooting the deep ball is definitely my strength along with getting to the rim.”
Against St. Genevieve Lee went on a scoring run that was spellbinding as he drained four straight 3s under heavy duress. He gets great lift on his shot and his release is smooth.
The confidence is evident, but he knows his intensity fluctuates. “ I start off slow far too often—there is no excuse for that,” explains Lee.
Lee would fall under the “sleeper tag” as he has the physical tools to play on some level in college, but needs experience and an improved feel for the game to take the next step.
The focus now is leading his team to a league championship and deep run in the 4AA playoffs. With an improved mindset entering games Lee has the talent to put his stamp on every game he plays.