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Isaiah Briscoe Wins Russian Young Player of the Year

Former Kentucky point guard Isaiah Briscoe has been rewarded for an excellent season of basketball.

Playing for BC Kalev Tallinn in the VTB, Russia’s highest level of professional basketball, the New Jersey native was named “Young Player of the Year,” making him the de facto Rookie of the Year.  His team was only 6-18, but the New Jersey native averaged 22 points, 4 assists and 1.3 steals per game in his first year with the team.

See Briscoe’s best plays from his award-winning season in Russia:

Article written by Nick Roush

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13 responses to “Isaiah Briscoe Wins Russian Young Player of the Year”

  1. chardun20

    I thought Brisco’s team won the championship? Did I imagine that a few weeks ago?

    1. FlatTopsAndBlockedShots

      You’re not going crazy. That was in the Estonia/Latvian league that ended a couple of months ago. Basketball leagues outside of the states are only a couple of months each then the next league starts so players move around a lot.

    2. JusSayin

      BC Kalev plays in 3 different leagues.

      The Estonian domestic league. (The one where they won the title)

      The VTP the Russian league that also has a few other eastern European countries teams. (CSKA Moscow wins every year)

      The BCL which is the basketball equivalent of the UEFA champions league.


    I didn’t realize Briscoe was Russian…

    1. BCO

      I didnt realize he was a point guard…

    2. blackmilk23

      BCO that’s because he bulked up so he could play small forward for us.

      Very underappreciated.

    3. BCO

      I know thats what i was hinting at

  3. FlatTopsAndBlockedShots

    Would’ve been nice to have his experience this past year. Wenyen and Briscoe would’ve been great to have leading practices.

    1. Bull Filmer

      He wanted to go pro. He was born ready. He should be in the NBA. But, he isn’t.

  4. crazycatfan65

    Glad he is finding the basketball success he deserves. Very nice young man.

  5. AmazzzingLarry

    Great kid, high motor. I hope he works his way up Turkey or China where he can make a good living.

    1. JusSayin

      He’s making like $4100 a week plus endorsements. Plus it’s a league that allows him to still play NBA summer league and the NBA pre-season.

  6. binarysolo

    I wonder if his team got to visit the Kremlin for winning the championship.