Naz Reid Ready to be Next Stand Out Senior For Roselle Catholic

Nazreon Reid gave people a preview of what to expect this high school season at the Hoop Group Fall High School Showcase. The 6’9” senior forward came ready to play especially in the biggest game of the weekend against The Westtown School. Even though they lost, Reid scored 24 points and did a good job creating opportunities for his teammates. Reid enjoyed getting back on the floor with his team.

“It was a good experience to see where we are at and where we need to be so I thought it was a great experience” said Reid. “There are a couple of things that stand out to me, but I see more positives than negatives. As a group we feel like we can go very far so we just need to keep working hard in the future.”

In order to win the state championship this year, Reid thinks his team needs to focus on a couple of things.

“We just have to win and dominate every time we are on the floor,” he said. “We also need to do the little things like grab rebounds and play tough on defense. As long as we play together as a unit I think we will be fine.”

He decided to bring his recruitment to a close prior to the high school season by committing to LSU. One of the biggest reasons he chose the Tigers was because he felt at home.

“I felt at home with LSU, if I don’t want to be somewhere then I won’t go,” Reid said. “At LSU I was able to feel comfortable and I know that if we play together there it will take care of itself. We have great players like Javonte Smart and Darius Days coming in so why not go out there and win.”

Reid has matured and taken more of a leadership role. He credits that to some of the players he looked up to earlier in his high school career.

“I think it was growth and learning the difference between what to do and what not to do,” Reid said. “Former players at Roselle Catholic like Isaiah BriscoeMatt Bullock and Chris Silva set the tone for me and put me in the position I’m at today.”

Isaiah Briscoe: Destined to be Elite from Day One


For the past few years, Isaiah Briscoe has been regarded as the best point guard in the class of 2015. ESPN.com has ranked him the 13th best player in the country and Rivals.com has him as high as nine in their ranking. Tomorrow, Briscoe will announce his college commitment on national television. After listening to the countless pitches and carefully evaluating every program, the list has been narrowed down to Kentucky, St. John’s and Connecticut.

Isaiah Briscoe was an all-star at Future All-American Camp before he even took a high school class

Isaiah Briscoe was an all-star at Future All-American Camp before he even took a high school class

Briscoe, who started his high school career at St. Benedict’s Prep before transferring to Roselle Catholic, averaged 22 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds and nearly 2 steals a game for the Lions last season. With the start of the 2014-15 high school season quickly approaching, Briscoe gets set to help lead a talented Roselle team on a State Championship run. Many have their guesses as to where the New Jersey guard will land, but only one thing is for sure: we know where he came from.

Before the scholarship offers piled up, before countless days were spent traveling from AAU event to AAU event, Briscoe was a budding star at Hoop Group Future All-American Camp. Only a rising freshman at camp, the point guard was not shy to admit that even at an early age, he felt he can bring a little bit of everything to the table for a team, and he’s not wrong. The point guard is a terrific scorer and possesses a good shooting touch. He makes those around him better, dropping crisp, on time passes for assists; he’s even increased his presence in the rebounding department. As a 14 year old at camp, he particularly impressed with his ability to distribute the basketball and deliver passes with both hands, as well as get to the hoop and score.

A New Jersey State Championship is the goal for Briscoe and his talented Roselle Catholic teammates this season.

A New Jersey State Championship is the goal for Briscoe and his talented Roselle Catholic teammates this season.

You could tell from an early age that Isiah Briscoe was destined for big things on the hardwood. Playing for the New Jersey Playaz AAU program, Briscoe played for their 17U team as a rising freshman. Competing alongside other great NJ guards, like former Hoop Grouper and now San Antonio Spur, Kyle Anderson, Briscoe was able to learn lessons and gain experience that very few players his age get the chance to do. “I take a lot of stuff from Kyle’s game,” Briscoe said. “I look up to him like a big brother. Every time he’s playing I always want to watch him play so I can help my game.”

His game certainly has skyrocketed to another level since Future All-American Camp, and at 6:00 pm EST tomorrow, he will become a prize recruit in one coach’s recruiting class. The question on everyone’s minds right now is which school that will be. Will he choose the defending National Champion Connecticut Huskies? Will he become the newest piece to another powerhouse recruiting class for Kentucky? Or will he opt to stay close to home and represent New York City with St. John’s? As the hype and speculation continues to mount, one thing is for certain: no matter what school he chooses, Isaiah Briscoe will be the most recent Hoop Group Alum to achieve his basketball dream.

Isaiah Briscoe 2015 #1 Point Guard Credits Kyle Anderson For Helping His Game

2015 PG Isaiah Briscoe (NJ Playaz) who will be a freshman at St. Benedict’s high school was at Hoop Group Elite Future All American camp. He sat down with Dave Krupinski (@DaveKrupinski) to talk about his summer playing basketball at Hoop Group Camps and with 17U NJ Playaz team with Kyle Anderson and Savon Goodman.