Posted On: 10/19/18 8:13 PM
Scout’s Take: On Monday, October 8, Isaiah Lewis decided to end things early and commit to Northern Arizona University. Isaiah is a long and rangy wing with a lot of upside. It is all about putting everything together with him. He has improved his ball handling in the open floor, is a willing rebounder, and is a crafty finish craftly under the rim. When he figures it out, he will be an effective two-way player at the next level.
Brandon: What led to your decision to commit to Northern Arizona? What other schools did they beat out?
Isaiah: I chose NAU because they made me a priority for their program. There were other schools interested in me but none really taking the same approach that NAU did. I was hearing from a number of schools before the live period, but after it was really just Sam Houston State, Denver, and NAU.
Brandon: What is NAU getting in a player like yourself?
Isaiah: A versatile guard with the ability to play anywhere on the court.
Brandon: You played on the Adidas Circuit again this past summer, but with a different grassroots team in Marcus Smart YGC36. What was it about YGC36 that led you to make the switch? How would you grade your performance this spring/summer?
Isaiah: I made the switch to YGC36 because it was a better fit for me to grow as a player. The coaching staff and high level players I would be around only pushed me to become better. I would grade my summer performance at about a 7/10. I got a lot better on the defensive end of the ball but offensively i was struggling getting the ball in the basket to sum it up. It is something that I worked on and continue to work on every day.
Brandon: What part of your game do you feel you need to improve on before you get to NAU?
Isaiah: My shot. They have a lot of playmakers on the team. So I also will need to enhance my playmaking abilities to another level.
Brandon: What are your personal goals for this upcoming season? What teams are you looking forward to playing?
Isaiah: My personal goal is to be district MVP since I sat out during district play the past two seasons. I’m looking forward to playing Frisco Wakeland and Frisco Liberty. Wakeland is our school rival and I’m excited to play against Liberty because I’ll get the chance to play against my summer teammate Zion Richardson.
Isaiah will be a part of a solid Frisco Lone Star squad that also includes Marcus Smart YGC36 16U standout point guard Julian Larry. Look for the new NAU commit to leave it all on the court during his senior year and help lead the Rangers to the playoffs.