NYCHoops.net Staff Writer
Having burst onto the scene in a big way this season, 6’6″ wing Isiah Deas (Coastal Academy, NJ ’16) was a key to Thomas Jefferson’s success this past season as he opened many eyes with his versatile all around play, and now playing with Born Ready Elite on the AAU circuit he is continuing to impress as he hopes to reel in his first Division 1 offer.
Deas made the move to transfer from Bishop Loughlin to Thomas Jefferson for his senior year, and he saw the payoffs of the move right away he says. From being able to play anywhere from the 1 to the 4 on the floor, Deas was able to shoot from the outside while also becoming a rebounder, allowing him to grow as a player overall.
Now Deas is on the move to prep school as he has decided to do a postgrad year at Coastal Academy in New Jersey, and if going to Jefferson last year helped him become a better player, this move he feels will take him to another level.
“A year of prep school I really believe will give me the time needed to dedicate to my body,” Deas stated. “Getting in the weight room and getting stronger will only make me more prepared for college.”
With great length on the wing, Deas says he currently is being looked at by Quinnipiac, Vermont, and Radford, though he is still without his first Division 1 offer.
He wants to prove to college coaches this July that he is an aggressive player who also knows how to get teammates involved, and he is ready to get his name and game out there the way he feels he deserves.
“I have been slept on for a very long time so I feel this is my time now to show the coaches what I can do.”
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