Posted On: 01/11/21 5:27 AM
2022 Richard Isaacs Jr.RichardIsaacs Jr.6'2" | PGWasatch Academy | 2022State#28NationUT is cementing himself as one of the top point guards in the class of 2022. At 6’2, Isaacs is an excellent playmaker that is a wizard with the basketball as he does a good job setting up his teammates with his passing ability but also will look for his shot any given time. When watching Isaacs play, the first player comparison I see is Trae Young. You can definitely tell that Isaacs has been studying Young as you see similar playmaking skills from the lead guard. Isaacs discussed how grateful he is to be playing right now even though we are in a pandemic.
“It has been going well. I am just grateful for the opportunity to play this year because I know a lot of kids are not allowed to play right now. I am really grateful for this platform that was put together so we could play.”
He and his Wasatch teammates have been placed in an elite high school league with other top programs from across the country and he has one goal for that league.
“My goal is to win games. I just want to win games. At the end of the day that is all I want to do. We came here after practicing really hard and we came here to win games so that is what we want to do.”
Isaacs discussed his role with Wasatch for this year.
“My role this year is a lot different than last year. Last year I was more of a playmaker but I also played with four seniors. I was able to score and shoot. This year my role is more of making sure everybody is in the right spots and setting everything up but I also need to score when my team needs a basket but overall I am just a true point guard for this team.”
Isaacs has established himself as one of the top point guards in the country which has brought out multiple high major schools after him.
“My recruitmentIt going well. Right now I am a little more focused on the high school season at the moment but it is going well.”
When asked who might be prioritizing him, he said, “Kansas, Oregon, Missouri, Iowa, Gonzaga”
He was able to break down a few of those schools with us below.
Kansas: “I love Kansas. I have a great relationship with Coach Townsend, I have known him since I was a kid. Overall I have a great relationship with them.”
Oregon: “I love Coach Altman and Coach McKenna. Before their season started and my season we were talking every week. It is going really well, I have a great relationship with them.”
Missouri: “I love Coach Martin. He is a straight up dude, he does not sugar coat anything with you and at the end of the day he just wants to see you succeed and that is exactly what his team is doing right now.”