One of Kentucky’s top targets for 2020 is set to transfer to the alma mater of former Wildcat superstar John Wall.
This evening, five-star forward Isaiah Todd announced that he would be transferring from Trinity Academy out of Raleigh, NC to Word of God Christian Academy in the same city.
In an interview with Jason Jordan of USA Today, Todd said that he decided to make the move because of his past relationship with newly-hired head coach Byron Williams, the former associate head coach at Shaw University.
“It’s the best decision for me,” Todd said. “I got to know Coach Williams a while back, and I really feel comfortable with him. I know he’ll elevate my game. I really appreciate everything about Trinity and all of the people there. This is just what I feel is best for me and my game.”
His new head coach said he feels Todd is a great fit with the program and that he will join Wall, among others, as yet another high-major Division I standout to come out of Word of God.
“He’s a great player and an even greater kid; his mom has done a tremendous job,” Williams said of Todd. “Word of God was a perfect fit for me and it’s a perfect fit for Isaiah because it’s a brand. In the past 10 years the school has had 30 kids go high major Division I, 10 kids go Division II and has four pros. I want to build this program into a national powerhouse and Isaiah has the same mentality.”
Another interesting bit of news? Todd is dying to take on Kentucky commit BJ Boston and his powerhouse Sierra Canyon squad in his final year of high school.
“We want them,” Todd said of Sierra Canyon. “I’m just a competitor so I want to get better in everything that I do. That’s how I’ll approach things there at Word of God. It’s gonna be a fun year.”
While we’re talking about John Wall in high school, let’s bring back one of the most impressive highlight tapes of all time:
It never gets old.
Let’s hope that Todd follows in Wall’s footsteps and winds up in Lexington.