Virginia Tech head coach Buzz Williams has yet to speak with Isiah Jasey directly; however, he has spoken with Jasey’s mother, who handles most of her son’s recruiting.
“I haven’t gotten a chance to talk to him, but my mom told me he is a really nice guy. She likes him a lot,” said Jasey, a 6’9”, 225-pound rising senior post prospect.
Virginia Tech offered the Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, KS) standout on May 8. The Killeen (TX) native has also landed scholarship offers from Oklahoma State and Tennessee recently, and earlier in the process he scored offers from Baylor, Connecticut, Houston, Oklahoma, Texas and Texas A&M.
Jasey said following last Sunday morning’s action at the Nike EYBL in Hampton that he has no college visits scheduled but is “looking to make some visits” this summer. Whenever he commits, what is he looking for in his school of choice?
“Just somewhere where I can get a lot of playing time and develop me to get to the next level,” Jasey said.
As the roster projection stands right now, Virginia Tech has five scholarships available in the class of 2017. This includes class of 2016 signee Khadim Sy, class of 2017 commitment Nickiel Alexander-Walker, and small forward Ty Outlaw, who red-shirted this season but is questionable to return because of health issues.
Of those eight scholarship players, Sy and Kerry Blackshear are the only sure-fire post players. Jasey, who is a pure post, discussed what position he likely will play in college as well as what his role is on his high school squad.
“The next level I’m going to try to develop into a 4 instead of a 5 because of my height. For high school, my role is being a leader on my team, battling under the boards. I’m really good at shot-blocking. I got a nice hook shot, too,” said Jasey.
Scout, 247Sports and ESPN rank Jasey as a 4-star prospect. Through 10 games for Houston Hoops on the Nike EYBL circuit, the standout post is averaging 5.6 points (51.2-percent shooting), 5.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 22.6 minutes per game.