CoachCal.com: Meet Isaiah Briscoe

One of Isaiah Briscoe’s favorite things to do on the basketball court is talk.

He doesn’t only typically win basketball games, he also wins the talking game, where he says he’s never met someone who talks a better game than him – but does concede that Tyler Ulis talks a “great” game as well.

For Briscoe, talking a big game on the court gives him an advantage over his competition. It can make some timid, it can take some out of their own game, and in both instances, it enhances Briscoe’s.

“I think it makes the game more interesting,” Briscoe said in an exclusive interview with CoachCal.com. “It brings the best matchups out of the opposing defenders. If you’re trying to go and kill him, he’s going to try to go kill you. That’s how you get good basketball, and that’s how you get better.”

And getting better is something Briscoe is all about. It’s why he came to Kentucky. While he loves to talk, he also loves to compete.

“It was just a matter of fact of what kind of college level do you want to be put on?” Briscoe said of what went into making his college decision. “What stage do you want to be put on? I want to be put on the biggest stage and that’s why I came to Kentucky.”

It’s also the reason he wasn’t bothered by the fact that he, the No. 1 point guard prospect in the country by many recruiting services, chose a school that already had a highly regarded and established point guard in Ulis.