Posted On: 02/9/21 11:20 PM

Isaiah GilliamIsaiahGilliam6'2" | CGSouth Albany | 2021StateOR is back home. In the fall, the tough 6-foot-2, 200-pound power guard made the tough decision to head the prep school route and hooked up with R.O.N. Institute in Southern California for a few months. But Gilliam has returned to play his senior year with South Albany and he’s excited about the season ahead.

Gilliam noted that a return to South Albany was needed in order to get his core classes settled for the NCAA clearinghouse, but also the opportunity to play on the Rebels with his younger brother DeShawn was a big factor why he decided to come home. While he didn’t finish things out with R.O.N. Institute (which currently still features former McNary standout Nate Meithof on its roster), he was grateful for the experience.

"The prep school atmosphere was great," Gilliam said. "The competition was great and we played in the Grind Session which was crazy. The schedule was the hardest thing to get adjusted there. Here it’s online school and you have your own workout, but over there they had everything ready for you, workout, practice, food and nutrition and all that."

Gilliam expanded on the experience playing on The Grind Session,

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