Only a short while after re-opening his commitment, Isaiah Whitehead will announce this afternoon, September 19th, where he will attend following his senior year. Whitehead tweeted as much two days ago and has had every analyst talking about his future decision since.
The schools remaining in contention are Minnesota, Indiana, Pitt, Seton Hall and St John’s. Though Whitehead has kept his cards close to his chest, the smart money bet has to be on St John’s. The New York school hasn’t had a marquee player in over a decade and Whitehead is a New York prodigy. Both sides would gain so much from the union that it seems unlikely Whitehead will pass up the chance to play in his home state.
As a player, Whitehead is extremely talented and has scouts expecting him to become an All-American during his time in college. If he were to go to St John’s and become an All-American, he would be the school’s first since Omar Cook in 2000.
Among his draft class, after JaQuan Lyle and Tyus Jones, Whitehead could be considered the most highly sought after guard. His ability to both score and distribute the ball is impressive and he plays with a poise that is beyond his years.
Stay tuned on Busting Brackets for more information as Whitehead prepares to make his decision later today.