Intro: Isaiah Barnes (2021)

Recruiting
Illinois

Posted On: 01/1/18 3:00 PM

A prospect that is emerging in the 2021 class is Romeoville freshman shooting guard Isaiah Barnes.  The 6’3” wing saw only limited minutes early in the season with a heavily stacked senior laden squad.  We saw his breakout game at the Ramey Midwest Shootout.  The shooting guard has good size and projectability.  He really shoots the basketball well from beyond the arc.  Let’s it fly from deep with confidence.  Handles the ball well and is a solid passer for a wing.  One that we will continue to track.

What does he bring to the table on a veteran team?

“My role is to play hard, play defense, and working hard.  The points will come.”

Barnes spoke with us about what he does best as a player.

“My strengths are feel for the game, jump shot, getting into the lane slashing, and passing.”

He will be joining a new travel team this upcoming spring.

“I will be playing with the Illinois Wolves.  It is something new.  I have been playing with teams from the city for a while so it will be something new playing with the Illinois Wolves.”

What is going on with recruiting?

“I have an offer from Chicago State.  Interest from Loyola.”

Chicago State was his first offer.

“I like their program and how they play a lot of good teams.  I like their coach too.  I like coach Dildy.”

Loyola is another program he is hearing from and has visited them for a game this season.

“I went on a visit to Loyola.  They are pretty good.  They beat Loyola this year.”