Philmore Sees NBPA as an Opportunity

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6-7, 210-pound forward Isaiah Philmore is excited to be in Charlottesville right now for the NBPA Top 100 Camp. The John Carroll (Bel Air, MD) standout rising senior is anxious to match his talents against other top prospects from across the country, and he is hopeful that those who do rankings will notice his performance.

“I’m just coming here to bust everybody they say is better than me and to get ranked higher,” said Philmore, who is rated a 3-star prospect by Rivals and Scout, the two major recruiting services. “Even though colleges don’t look at rankings, it is motivation for me.”

There is no doubt that Philmore does have the respect of college coaches. He lists George Washington, Miami, Nebraska, Providence, Rhode Island, St. Joseph’s, South Florida, Virginia and Virginia Tech as some of the schools that have offered officially.

Philmore, who says he “probably” will sign next spring, does want to narrow his list by the end of summer.

“I’m supposed to have a couple more offers before summer is out,” Philmore said. “I’m just going to wait until the summer is out and when I have all my offers together I’ll start narrowing it down. By the end of July or by the beginning of my school year, I should have my top 10. I’m not making my decision before my senior year.”

Both Virginia and Virginia Tech have been very active in this recruitment and both programs have Philmore’s interest, but at this point the interest in Virginia Tech seems to be a bit higher.

“I’m getting a lot of love from both of them. I think Virginia Tech I get the most from. [Virginia Tech] is definitely going to be in my top 10,” said Philmore, who added that Virginia Tech head coach Seth Greenberg has come to practices and games and has been very involved in his recruitment.

Philmore does like what he has seen from UVa this week.

“It’s nice,” Philmore said of the John Paul Jones Arena. “You can’t really complain at all. Plus, it’s the ACC.”

A versatile player, Philmore is viewed as a player who could potentially play the three or the four on the college level.