Koby Isaac is on the verge of being an elite prospect. His smooth game along with the ability to be explosive when needed makes him a dangerous combo guard. Last May is when his elite potential started to evolve the weekend of the Atlanta memorial day classic he averaged 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for Team Carroll he has performed in at a high level this season, in January he made the All-Tournament team at the MLK classic and hit the game winning shot in a game vs East Landing high school, in February he made honorable mention All-Region. AAU ball at the Adidas Memorial day classic in May he scored 16 points on 3 3 pointers. In August Isaac informed me that Jay Wright expressed interest in him, we had a talk about Villanova and an update on his recent recruitment.
LJ: How have things been going with your recruiting?
Koby: Not the way I would like it to go. But as my dad told me. I only can control what I do and I cannot stress about what others do.
LJ: What teams are showing you the most interest?
Koby: I have texted with Ohio State, Memphis and Georgia Tech. However I think Memphis and Brown are the most interested.
LJ: What offers do you have?
Koby: I presently hold none. It is hard to believe but if you know anything about me. I perform the best coming down the stretch. They don’t call me Mr. 4th Quarter for nothing.
LJ: What did you average last high school season?
Koby: 12 pts 2 Asts 2 Reb 1 Stls. I will easily double or triple that output this year due to change in role and style.
LJ: What were the stats of your most stand out performance in AAU?
Koby: I had multiple 20 plus point games. I played my best overall game in front of Memphis and Georgia. Defense was intense and I scored over 24 pts. I shutdown the opposing team’s best player and scored at will on all 3 levels.
LJ: What do schools like about your talent?
Koby: I am highly skilled and efficient. I can score on all 3 levels. They describe my game as smooth. However, I think some haven’t seen my true athleticism. I can dunk etc. but in the past I have chosen efficiency over glam.
LJ: What schools are showing interest that haven’t offered?
Koby: My dad recently communicated with Villanova coaches concerning some questions they had about me transferring high schools. I have communicated with different coaches from schools like Memphis and Brown. A few other schools have reached out to my High School Coach expressing interest.
LJ: How has it been growing up in Atlanta? How have your parents been involved and influenced your upbringing as a man and a basketball player?
Koby: Growing up in Atlanta has been very interesting, and being that I was raised here I have seen a lot of things that I wasn’t supposed to see as a child, but my parents were always there to keep me on the right track, for basketball and the real world. Here in Atlanta it’s a lot of talent that you will not find anywhere else in the country and that has pushed to be the player I am today. I’ve grown up watching players in my city like, Kobi Simmons, Jaylen Brown, and Collin Sexton. Those guys are my motivation and they show me that anything is possible.
LJ: Have you spoken to you cousin Darrun lately? What has he taught you about the game of basketball?
Koby: No I haven’t. What I have learned from him has come mostly from example. He has taught me perseverance and never give up. He has shown me how not to be denied.
LJ: Do you have a dream offer?
Koby: It was Villanova. However, at this point I just want to play for a school that appreciates what I have to offer. Whether that is a Villanova or another school, the fit must be right. So in other words my dream offer is the place where we can mutually fulfill each other’s dreams.
LJ: What visits do you have coming up soon?
Koby: I did a few over the summer. Memphis and Mercer. However I don’t have any scheduled now. Just getting ready for my senior season.