Penn State hosted a basketball visitor on Tuesday, 2014 Williamsport (Pa.) High School guard Isaiah Washington, who picked up an offer from the Nittany Lions before all was said and done.
Already having visited Penn State on two different occasions to catch games in 2012, Washington came back to campus today for a more comprehensive tour of the facilities, and to meet with the coaches as well.
“They showed me the facilities, gave me a tour of the campus, let me see some of the landmarks, it was cool,” explained the 6-foot-3 combo guard. “I thought campus was really nice, I've heard it was a big campus, but it didn’t feel too big.”
After the tour, Washington was able to sit down with the Penn State coaches and get a better feel for what the were all about.
“Their sincerity, how serious they are in their interest is what stood out the most,” said the 175-pound sophomore. “They aren’t just telling me things because I want to hear them, to get me to commit, they are serious and really care.
“I’ve been waiting for this offer.”
Similar to other Chambers’ targets, Washington can play multiple positions – his primary position is shooting guard, but he’s got the handle and vision to run the point. The coaching staff likes the Keystone State native’s ability to make plays and score the basketball, as well as his unselfishness and length – Isaiah took the jump for Williamsport all year.
Washington recently landed an offer from St. Joseph’s, in addition to visiting Villanova this past weekend.
With the early second round state playoff exit in his rearview, Washington is gearing up for AAU, where he will play with ECE-NJABC.