A very interesting development now has high school senior Tremaine Isabell committed to Washington State for the 2015 season, according to CougFan and several WSU sources. The Lakeside product is set for a year of prep school after his senior season to mature physically and mentally, as well as get ready to help take over the reigns in what will be a young guard class at Washington State. He says he likes the idea for himself to not “lose” a year of development riding the bench at Washington State and is excited to join Ken Bone and the Cougs in 2015 as a freshman.
Royce Woolridge, Danny Lawhorn, DaVonte Lacy, Dexter Kernich-Drew, Dominic Ballard and Will DiIorio will all be gone in the next 2 seasons, leaving Ikenna Iroegbu and Que Johnson as the only other guards on duty so far in 2015. Isabell is set to be a point guard, which means he’ll join forces with Iroegbu to man the Cougar sets.
Looking at his film, Isabell isn’t ultra quick but he’s always very balanced, can handle nicely and uses every half-step on his defender to gain good advantage towards the bucket. So often in high school you see volume scorers want to pull up, but not Isabell, he’d rather get to the rim and does it impressively. That’s not to say he can’t shoot, he can and does to the tune of 19 points per game. He’s also very good at the drive and dish/drive and kick set where he gets the primary defender on his hip, then attacks the basket, forcing a commitment from a secondary defender and getting it to the open teammate.
Isabell picked up the offer earlier today after having a solid WSU Elite Camp 2 weeks ago.