Recruiting on the Plains: 2022 Guard Richard “Pop” Isaacs Commits to Texas Tech

Commit #1 for 2022.


Height: 6’2″
Weight: 180
Position: Guard
Offers: Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Arizona State, Arkansas, Boston College, California, Florida State, Gonzaga, Iowa, Kansas, LSU, Marquette, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Rutgers, St. Mary’s TCU, Texas A&M, UNLV, Vanderbilt
High School: Coronado (Henderson, NV)
Commitment Date: September 9, 2021
Cumulative Rating: 97.69

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Rivals | | |
24/7 Sports 96 | | |
ESPN 82 | | |

Texas Tech and Mark Adams have their first commit for the 2022 class in Richard “Pop” Isaacs committed to the Red Raiders. I’m going to be honest with you in that someone from our Slack chat said that his nickname was “Pop Pop” not just “Pop” and for me, two Pops are better than one.

RedRaiderSports’ Ben Golan has a bit on Isaac’s commitment and where he ranks as a player:

The 4-star prospect is currently ranked as the 99th best player in the country, but was ranked 38th in the country as recently as May 27th. Isaacs has long been considered one of the best guards in the country, playing for the U16 USA National Team back in 2019 and helping that squad win the gold medal.

Isaacs is back at Coronado HS in Henderson, Nevada for his senior year after playing at Wasatch Academy in Mount Pleasant, Utah the previous two years. He also played at Coronado as a freshman.

As a junior, Isaacs averaged 14.1 points and 2.4 assists per game while shooting 53.3% from the field and 44% from deep.

24/7 Sports’ Eric Bossi spoke to Isaacs about his commitment:

“There’s an opportunity to come in and have the ball in my hands from day one and that was big. That staff also has experience with pros and I could see myself coming in and thriving right away. There’s not really a point guard on the roster for next year so it is a great opportunity.”

Isaacs is your prototypical point guard in that he’s a great drive-and-dish player that can find open players on the perimeter because that’s where players sit when they’re simply not driving. Isaacs’ future is definitely at point guard if he plays at the next level. Isaacs has a good shot, a little mechanical, but he can get it off relatively easily. When Isaacs said that Texas Tech doesn’t have a point guard on the roster, he’s right and if Brendan Hausen ends up committing, he and Isaacs will be best friends.

Welcome Pop Pop!


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