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Class of 2019 guard Isaiah Wong tells Prep Circuit he is now working with five schools. Clemson, Miami, Pittsburgh, UConn and Villanova are Wong’s final five schools. Wong broke down what he likes about each of these schools for Prep Circuit.
Clemson: “Clemson is a program that recently approached me and told me they need me to run the point as a freshman. They have a small school in a beautiful area with a winning environment especially with them having the number one football team there. It is appealing to me that they are big on defense and I like how they say their style of play is.”
Miami: “Miami has a nice campus and they have history of players that play pro and being they are in the ACC. They play in a good conference, which means there will be competition every night. Their coaches love me, believe in me and will help me work on getting to the next level.”
Pittsburgh: “Pittsburgh is a great organization. Coach Jeff Capel is from Duke so their coaches have experience with winning teams and are also in the ACC.”
UConn: “UConn is a great place with great history and reputation. Coach Hurley is the son of one of the greats so they will expect a lot. They tell me they really want me to be a part of building their program and have a lot of good things to say about what they think I can do there.”
Villanova: “Villanova has always had teams that compete at the top level. They have great coaches, players that turn pro, they play hard with poise and have a high basketball IQ. It's also close to home and my family will be able to see me play there.”
Q: Have you set any upcoming official or unofficial visits?
A: “We are still working on scheduling official visits right now,” he said.
Q: What factors are going to make up your decision?
A: “The style of play, coaching relationship, conference and level of impact I will make and which school will be the best environment for me to get to the next level.”
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