Isaiah Livers is an elite student-athlete currently attending Kalamazoo Central High School. The 6’8 combo-forward is one of the most versatile front-court players in the nation, currently ranked the #103 player in the country for the class of 2017 per Rivals. Recently making the switch to Meanstreets (Chicago) on the AAU circuit, Isaiah is starting to get tons of attention from college coaches that crave a versatile big that can knock down perimeter jumpshots, while having enough size and athleticism to finish around the basket and defend the post.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Congratulations on the past 2 weekends on the AAU circuit, you turned some heads with your ability. Can you tell us about how things are going for Meanstreets as a team and for you individually?
IL: The short time I have been with Meanstreets has been a great experience. The team and atmosphere is so competitive and it pushes me. I have developed and improved my game in the short amount of time with this great group of guys.
First time seeing (I think) Isaiah Livers. The 2017 PF is playing well for Meanstreets vs. CP3. Athletic, skilled in midrange.
— Trevor Andershock (@INBBallSource) April 22, 2016
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
IL: Like my father says – I’m a rhythm player. Once I get going, I keep on producing. I am capable of doing it all on the court with confidence. I have an all around game with tons of versatility.
EM: How often do you work on your game?
IL: I work and try to perfect my game as much as possible, usually every day. I have a lot of extracurricular activities off the court, but it’s an every day thing with improving my game.
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
IL: My favorite subject is Math
EM: What do you plan to major in when attending college?
IL: Still undecided at this point.
EM: What are your interests off the court?
IL: I love baseball, both watching and playing.
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools have offered you?
IL: VCU, DePaul, St. Louis, Creighton, Kent State, Western Michigan, Akron, UofD, Oakland, Toledo
EM: Which schools show interest that haven’t yet offered:
IL: Michigan State, Xavier, Butler, Illinois, Memphis, N.C. State, Notre Dame, Georgia, Maryland, Dayton
EM: Which schools do you hear from the most?
IL: Michigan State, Creighton, Butler, Notre Dame, Illinois
EM: I know Coach Izzo was in to see you last week – can you tell us a bit about your relationship with MSU and Coach Izzo?
IL: I grew up an MSU fan my entire life and I’ve always been a huge fan of Coach Izzo’s coaching style. He is a really cool guy, and has been from the moment I met him.
EM: Any visits lined up in the near future?
IL: I plan on visiting MSU, Butler, Illinois and Notre Dame
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
IL: I want to be at a school with a welcoming environment and coaches and teammates who want me there. I also want to learn how to develop into a young man in addition to developing my basketball game.
EM: Do you have a decision timeline:
IL: Some time during my senior year, but no exact date or month
V. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
IL: Take my game to a different level and learn the real world better than I already do.
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
IL: The best way to predict the future is to create – that is a quote I follow.
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