Isaiah Collier: 2023 Jersey Mike’s Naismith High School Boys Basketball Player of the Year
Isaiah Collier is considered the top high school basketball senior in the United States. Collier’s addition to the list of winners cements his status as one of the area’s brightest prospects. With accolades like these, it is clear that Collier is a name to watch out for as he transitions to the college game.
At 6’4″, the point guard led Wheeler High School to two state titles in three years and was dominant in the Nike EYBL, leading in assists with 6.5 per game and finishing in the top five in scoring with 19 points per game. He suffered a knee injury during USA Basketball tryouts that ended his season but returned to the court two months later and won MVP at both the Steph Curry Camp and the Under Armour Elite 24 showcase.
Isaiah Collier was recently awarded the 2023 Jersey Mike’s Naismith High School Boys Basketball Player of the Year Award. This prestigious award cements his status as one of the top basketball recruits in the country. With this honour, he joins greats such as Dwight Howard and Lou Williams.
“First, I want to give honour to God, who has blessed me with the opportunity to play the game of basketball. Second, I want to thank my family, who are ‘My Rock,’ my coaches and teachers, and my teammates and friends for supporting me throughout my journey on and off the court. I’m truly humbled to be mentioned alongside the previous Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy winners, and my fellow nominees. I will cherish this moment for years to come.” – Isaiah Collier
Isaiah Collier is USC’s first No. 1 overall recruit in the modern era, which is a significant achievement for the USC basketball program. Collier is a special player who has the potential to take USC to the next level, and the NCAA championship.