Kentucky guard Isaiah Briscoe, a five-star player who was ranked as one of the top recruits in the entire 2015 class, was supposed to be heading to the NBA as a lottery pick after one year in Lexington. But after an underwhelming season, which included the star freshman shooting just 46% from the free throw line and 14% from three-point range last year, he isn't projected to be drafted - at all. Kyle Tucker of The Courier-Journal caught up with Briscoe's father, George, Wednesday.
Briscoe says that his son has gotten good feedback from NBA teams, but he can't figure out why his son didn't flourish at UK last year.
“I get feedback and it’s positive, but that doesn’t mean you’re a pro,” the elder Briscoe said. “He can score, he can play, but then it’s interesting because I didn’t see that (at Kentucky). It’s interesting.”
“I have to figure out why my son is who he is right now in that NBA setting, but at Kentucky he’s not,” the father said. “He’s getting back to being Isaiah now and I’m enjoying it. He goes into some of these workouts with this guy and that guy who are supposed to be first-round picks and does well.”
Briscoe made it clear that he still supports Kentucky head coach John Calipari, and said there's no chance of a transfer.
At this point, it's likely that Briscoe will return to Lexington for his sophomore year. It'll be interesting to see if he can improve on his statistics.