Four-star Guard Isaiah West Puts the Rebels in his Top 10
OXFORD, Miss. — Four-star combo guard Isaiah West of Madison, Tennessee took to Twitter recently to announce the Top 10 schools he will focus on for the remainder of his recruitment, and Ole Miss has made the cut.
His list includes: Ole Miss, Cincinnati, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Ohio State, Tennessee State, Vanderbilt, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.
top 10✅ really a blessing pic.twitter.com/KRPvdZSa56
— Isaiah West (@isaiahyb23) February 5, 2022
West has unofficially visited Georgia Tech, Ole Miss (Sept. 11, 2021), Clemson, and Vanderbilt, and he notes these are the four schools from whom he hears the most.
In 13 games this season for Goodpasture Christian School, the 6-foot-2 star was one of the most physical presences on the court, averaging 12.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 2.1 steals per game.
However, West, the No. 1 junior in the state according to 247Sports, suffered a torn ACL in the first quarter of a 69-48 win over Cheatham County on Dec. 30, just a few weeks before playoffs were set to begin.
He is already in the initial phase of his rehab but will most likely miss out on his AAU season.
Goodpasture head coach Adam Sonn doesn’t believe that will be a problem for his talented guard. In an interview with MainStreetPreps.com, Coach Sonn discussed West’s status.
“We want to make sure he’s healthy and not rushing back for anything. But he already has a little bit of a (high-profile) platform… so I think he’s going to be in a fine situation with recruiting.”
Coach Adam Sonn on Isaiah West
From taking a look at some of West’s film, here are a few things that caught our attention.
- Great ball-handling skills
- Good at bringing up the ball up the floor to set up the offense
- Excellent ball distribution
- Great accuracy as a shooter (He had made 47 percent of his 3-point attempts up until his injury.)
The Rebels continue look to create more depth on the court, and West would be a great asset. He has not set a definite timeline for his decision, but we will keep you updated on Ole Miss’ continued recruitment of West.
Lee Ann is the Director of Recruiting for The Rebel Walk. She is a veteran SEC sports journalist and NFL content writer. She is also the Sr. Editor for MESPORTS digital. Herring-Olvedo is a Brown University graduate who loves good cigars, good games, and a smooth glass of bourbon — not necessarily in that order.