LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDRB) – Isaiah Briscoe says he received a lot of positive feedback during his NBA workouts despite deciding to pull his name out of the draft. The sophomore guard is ready to return for at least another season with the Kentucky Wildcats.
“I like Lexington. I’m glad I came to Kentucky. I’m enjoying my time here,” Briscoe said. “My thing was I didn’t want to rush (the NBA). I don’t think that the NBA is going anywhere and me coming back to Kentucky for another year to develop as a person on and off the court will only help me.”
Briscoe averaged nearly 10 points and more than five rebounds per game last season. He says not only does he want to improve his shooting percentage; he also wants to fill the leadership role left vacant by Tyler Ulis, who remains in the NBA Draft.
“One, I just got to lead by example. That’s one thing, and that’s on and off the court. These freshmen came in and they look up to me. And, you know some of the guys last year look up to me and come up to me for questions like that, so my main focus this year is lead a young group, and lead by example on and off the court,” Briscoe said.