New York City is pretty famed for producing high quality point guards. You may remember some guy named Pearl Washington, for instance. Syracuse hasn’t really dipped into NYC for lead guards lately, but that could change with another Washington, this one named Isaiah.
The 6-foot-1 floor general out of St. Raymond’s told 247Sports this weekend that Syracuse is his dream school. Obviously, we’ve heard the “dream school” and “dream job” thing enough at Syracuse to be a little wary of such proclamations. But the Orange are certainly in the market for a point guard in the class of 2017, and Washington is most definitely an option to take a long, hard look at.
Washington is a physical player who, upon watching his highlights, actually reminds me a bit of former Villanova star and current Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry. He doesn’t have a ton of size, but he’s aggressive in getting to the hole, does a very nice job of finding teammates, and looks like a standout defender with quick hands.
Washington is currently ranked by Scout.com as the top point guard prospect in New York, and the No. 71 overall prospect in the country. He’s got offers from St. John’s, Minnesota, Providence, VCU, Texas A&M, Seton Hall, and Cincinnati, among others. The Orange haven’t yet offered, as Jim Boeheim and his staff wait on guys like Quade Green and Matt Coleman. But Washington has been in touch with Syracuse, and is definitely on their radar moving forward.