Koby Isaac is an elite student-athlete currently attending SW Atlanta Christian in Atlanta, GA. Isaac is a rising combo-guard for the class of 2019, currently ranked the #130 player in the class of 2019 per 247Sports composite rankings. The 6’2 guard did not play on any AAU circuit this Spring/Summer, instead choosing to hone his game, but impressed at several camps. Koby will continue his ascent on the national scene with his ball handling that provides the versatility to play either guard slot, the shiftiness to create separation off the bounce, and solid perimeter shooting which creates optimal spacing.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Can you tell us how things went for you this Spring/Summer?
KI: I didn’t play AAU this summer, instead I chose to work on my game and get better so I could prepare for my sophomore year at my new high school.
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
KI: I pattern my game after Michael Carter-Williams and Zach Lavine but without the crazy bounce. I have point guard vision but can score like a shooting guard. I can score on all three levels and most people say my game is smooth.
EM: How often do you work on your game?
KI: Everyday of the week I work on my game. Right now, I’m focusing on building up my body to be stronger and working on being more explosive. As far as skill set, I work on 15 footers , 3-pointers, pick and roll play, off-screen shots, finishing around the rim, finishing through contact, and I put up 300+ shots daily.
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
KI: My favorite subject is math because I enjoy being challenged.
EM: What do you plan to major in when attending college?
KI: When I get to college, I plan to major in sports management because I like to be involved in basketball, whether its in the front office or on the court.
EM: What are your interests off the court?
KI: I love to hang out with my teammates and spend time with my family.
EM: Which schools show interest?
KI: No offers yet, but I am being recruited by Florida State, Wake Forrest, Georgia Tech , Wichita State, Virginia , Memphis, Notre Dame, and Villanova. My dad is in contact with these coaches on a regular basis.
EM: Any college campuses you want to get out to and visit?
KI: I’ve done an unofficial visit to Wake Forrest and will be doing an unofficial visit to Memphis and Florida State real soon. I’ve spent a lot of time at Georgia Tech over the summer.
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
KI: A school that can provide me with a high level of education while developing me as a player to go to the next level. 1) I need to be able to fit into that program 2) I have to feel that the coach is the right one 3) A school with a tradition of winning.
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
KI: On the court , I would like to go to the NBA, win many titles, and make it to the Hall of Fame like my idol Allen Iverson. Off the court , I would like to get a great education and use it for future business opportunities.
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
KI: All I have to say is don’t worry about the hype, just do you and work on your game day and night. Outwork your competition and out think your competition. Study the game and remember HAVE FUN!
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