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Three schools recruiting Isaiah Mucius the hardest - Preparing for AAU season

By Isaiah Mucius is ready for AAU season, 04/06/17, 7:45PM CDT


Class of 2018 SF Isaiah Mucius

Isaiah Mucius is more than ready for this AAU season. The class of 2018 wing has added a lot to his game this high school season and can’t wait to show that on the circuit with the PSA Cardinals.

“I think that I was able to showcase my skills and that I am really developing now,” said Mucius. “I am starting to handle the basketball a lot better now. I started playing point guard a decent amount during the high school season since our starting point guard went down with an injury. I think this was a good experience and something that I will be able to carry into the EYBL.”

Mucius is hearing from many schools and that list has continued to grow.

“Oregon, Wake Forest, Rutgers, Xavier, Florida, Minnesota, Seton Hall, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech have all been keeping in contact with me,” he told MADEHoops. “I think that list could grow even more once AAU season starts.”

Three of the schools that he has heard from are making him the biggest priority in his eyes.

“I would say Oregon, Wake Forest and Rutgers have been pursuing me the hardest,” he said.

Steve Pikiell and the Rutgers coaching staff are looking to pair him up with one of his AAU teammates for their 2018 recruiting class.

“Coach Pikiell and his coaching staff have been really pursuing me,” Mucius said. “He’s trying to build a big program at Rutgers especially with him getting a new facility. He has my teammate Mamadou Doucoure already committed there so he’s trying to have my join him in that class.”

Oregon, who made it to the 2017 Final Four, has stayed in contact with Mucius on a daily basis.

“I talk to them every day, they pitch their facilities and their Nike sponsorship just about every day,” said Mucius. “They want me to go there and be a nice wing addition. They won’t have Dillon Brooks by the time I get there so I would play a big role for them. They play an up and down pace, which I am used to because my school team plays like that.”

Danny Manning and Wake Forest see Mucius as a potential centerpiece for their 2018 recruiting class.

“They have told me that they are looking for a wing like me,” he said. “They want me to step in and big an impact guy for that 2018 class. They have Chaundee Brown going there next year so they are looking for me to play alongside him. The coaches are looking for me to be one of the biggest wings to come out of there.”

A couple of factors will make up Mucius’ decision, which should come sometime next year.

“I’m looking for a family like atmosphere,” Mucius said. “I want to feel like I’m at home at the school and a place where I’ll be able to start or get significant minutes off the bench my freshman year.”

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