Kennesaw State is really recruiting hard outside of the Atlanta area; last week they offered three prospects from mid Atlantic states.
Per Edgar Walker on Twitter, the Owls offered 2013 6’2″ point guard Isaiah Tripp, who supposedly also holds offers from Boise St., New Mexico St., Ohio, UNLV, Florida Gulf Coast and Jacksonville. Tripp played at Edmondson-Westside High School and is from the Baltimore area. He is a hot name on the recruiting circuit because of his standout senior season, and would likely get minutes as a freshman if he were to play for Kennesaw State.
The first thing I noticed about Tripp’s game was his yo-yo like control of the basketball. His play on the defensive end was also inspiring – he closed out on shooters consistently and seemed to be operating in general defensive concepts when others were either daydreaming or hugging a man regardless of ball position, etc. Looked well-adjusted to coming off ball screens as he rose up and knocked home a jumper going shoulder-to-shoulder and maintained excellent upper body control/form in doing so. Crashed the glass consistently from the weak side (actually looking for a body to put his on and box out). Reminded me of John Wall in the sense that he almost preferred to use his off-hand when penetrating and finished exceptionally well with it as well. The lefty showed poise in maturity in not complaining to referees when calls didn’t his or his team’s way. Impressive prospect who’s a sure-fire D1 player. Could be impact high major if he learns to use his wingspan more on the defensive end – quick feet!
Bryant is a 6’4″ 180 pound wing player from St. Johns High School and Smith is a 6″8′ 280 pound power forward from Paul IV Catholic School. Smith also has offers from Nebraska, Radford, Rider and UNC Greensboro with interest from Xavier, Virginia and George Mason.Follow @KSUOwlHowl