In a move most of us saw coming, Isaiah Briscoe just announced he is declaring for the draft and will sign with an agent. Briscoe tested the waters last year, but decided to return to Kentucky for his sophomore year. Now, he’s ready to take the leap for good.
“BBN, thank you to the greatest fans in the entire world,” Briscoe said in a release from UK. “Thank you to Coach Cal, Coach KP (Kenny Payne), Coach Tony (Barbee), Coach JJ (Joel Justus), Coach Robes (John Robic), and (strength and conditioning coach) Rob (Harris). You helped me develop my game on the court and helped me grow as a man off the court.
“Thank you to my brothers. We’ve been through so much together and accomplished even more. Thank you to my family and friends. Without your support, I wouldn’t be where I am now.
“It was a dream to play in front of BBN and an honor to wear K-E-N-T-U-C-K-Y across my chest. I’m ready for the next step and can’t wait to begin the next journey.”
“Isaiah is a winner,” John Calipari said. “Physically and mentally he’s a pit bull with skills with the ball. We averaged nearly 30 wins a season over the last two years and Isaiah played a big part in all of them. Isaiah defends, he rebounds and he creates shots for others. I am so proud of his improvement over his time here and am looking forward to seeing his continued growth at the next level.”
Over two years, Brsicoe started 69 of the 70 games he played in and averaged 10.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists. As of now, he’s not included in any of the major mock drafts, but after he tested the waters last year, he told reporters several teams promised to take him if he had come out.
Best of luck to Briscoe as he takes this next step.