Published Monday, June 29, 2009 | 2:30 p.m.
Updated Monday, June 29, 2009 | 2:35 p.m.
As expected, former Findlay College Prep guard Issiah Grayson has signed a commitment to play basketball for Virginia Commonwealth this fall. Grayson helped the Pilots win the inaugural ESPN National High School Invitational in Maryland three months ago.
Here is VCU's official statement:
SMART ROUNDS OUT RECRUITING CLASS WITH ADDITION OF GRAYSON
RICHMOND, Va. – In his first press conference, Virginia Commonwealth University Head Coach Shaka Smart talked about how he wanted to wreak havoc on the Rams’ opponents this season.
Three key parts of wreaking havoc are speed, quickness and athleticism.
Those three attributes are what many opposing coaches used to describe Issiah Grayson, the Rams’ latest and final addition for the upcoming 2009-2010 men’s basketball season.
“We’re very pleased about the opportunity to add Issiah to our program,” Smart commented. “His potential is tremendous, and he possesses elite speed and quickness, two attributes we really value.”
Grayson signed scholarship papers to join the Black & Gold after an outstanding high school which concluded at Findlay College Prep in Henderson, Nev.
“In addition to his playing ability, Issiah is a quality person who has the chance to develop into a terrific leader,” Smart added.
The 5’11”, 160-pound point guard helped the Pilots to a perfect 33-0 record last year and a national championship after rolling through the inaugural National High School Invitational.
As a junior, Grayson led Dunwoody High School in Georgia to a 27-4 mark and a berth in the state’s Class 3A Final Four. He averaged over 17 points per game for the Wildcats.
He rounds out a trio of incoming guards with the signings of Darius Theus (Portsmouth, Va./I.C. Norcom) and Troy Daniels (Roanoke, Va./William Fleming) earlier in the spring.