Isaiah Briscoe is now down to five schools, and says he won’t sign until the spring signing period. The 6-foot-3 Roselle (N.J.) Catholic point guard told The Basketball Diary on Sunday he is now considering Arizona, Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. John’s and Villanova.
Beilein had a friendly chat with Tyus Battle, a five-star small forward in the class of 2016 from New Jersey. Assistant coach Jeff Meyer joked around with his arm draped over the shoulder of five-star point guard Derryck Thornton Jr., who came to Ann Arbor all the way from Nevada.
Georgios Papagiannis plays the game very much like most European big men; with a lot of skill and finesse to his game. Watching Papagiannis brings to mind Pau Gasol back when the Lakers were winning championships.
Derrick Jones, the 6-foot-7, 190-pound wing from Archbishop Carroll (Pa.), will trip to UConn this weekend and will take several other visits this spring and summer leading up to the fall when he will cut his list.
Following his impressive performance last weekend at the National Prep Showcase, Brewster (N.H.) Academy 2015 point guard Donovan Mitchell has heard from a slew of schools, including Kansas and Florida.
Donovan Mitchell wreaked havoc on a Kiski team who upset Brewster at last year’s NPS. He used his strength and athleticism to put immense pressure on the ball, causing deflections and 6 steals for himself personally.