On Wednesday, Missouri extended a scholarship offer to 2014 PG prospect Tramaine Isabell 6’1” 175 Seattle (WA) Garfield, who about a week earlier had been released from his Letter of Intent to Washington State. Isabell then spoke to ShowMeMizzou.com, and he talked about the Missouri offer, and he updated us on the current status of his recruitment.
“I talked to Coach Fuller, and he said that they really want me to come to Missouri for a visit,” said Isabell. “Missouri’s a big-time team. They just sent Phil Pressey to the NBA. It’s nice that Missouri’s interested in me. And I’m definitely interested in Missouri.”
Isabell said that he will be visiting Missouri after the current Dead Period. He wasn’t sure of the exact visit date.
“I’ve been doing some research on Mizzou,” continued Isabell. “And, they’ve got a lot of pieces. You know, Namon Wright, and their front court guys…………………………………… Coach Fuller said that they really want me, and that I would be a good fit with their other guys.”
Isabell’s high school coach, Ed Haskins, spoke to ShowMeMizzou.com, and he’s very high on Isabell, who led Garfield to the 4A state championship.
“Wherever (Isabell) goes, he’s going to make an instant impact,” said Coach Haskins. “He’s just a good player. He’s just a flat out good player! He’s got a very high-level basketball skill set. And, he’s got a very high basketball IQ.”
“I’ve compared him to Allen Iverson,” continued Coach Haskins. “He can score easily, but he also makes everyone around him better. That’s why we won the state championship, and why we are ranked in the top 25 in the country…………………………………….. Tramaine’s a special player! He can handle the ball. He can shoot it. There’s nothing on the basketball court that he can’t do. I mean, he can just flat out play!”
Isabell said that he is also considering Auburn and Providence, in addition to Missouri. He’s planning to visit all three schools following the Dead Period. Garfield’s school year ends June 16th, so Isabell wouldn’t begin classes until the second summer session in July.
“Coach Fuller said that they want me to visit ASAP,” explained Isabell, who said that he’s “on track to be eligible to play” this fall. “He said that they want me to come in and play right away.”