Isaiah Sykes for 2011?

Submitted by Raoul on April 25th, 2010 at 10:43 PM

Has anyone heard anything about Isaiah Sykes coming to U-M in 2011 instead of this fall? I have no idea of the trustworthiness of this writer, but a blogger for the Oakland Press, Scott M. Burnstein, has a post about Saturday's Michigan High School All-Star Game played at Oakland University.

Burnstein had this to say about Sykes:

Skyes (22 points, 12 rebounds, 7 slam dunks) was breathtaking the entire way bringing down the house with signature stuff after signature stuff, elevating way above the rim on every one. If all things go his way, this lefty slasher specialist will end up in Ann Arbor next year or the year after playing for UofM.

Indication he might be heading to prep school?

A Flint Journal writer also covered the All-Star Game. This writer called Sykes "currently unsigned but being heavily pursued by the University of Michigan." Further down was this little blurb:

Isaiah Sykes shows his game: While [Keith] Appling and [Maurice] Jones were the two biggest names in the game, Sykes stole the show at times. A strong, fast wing player, Sykes scored 17 points, mostly on dunks diving and slashing through traffic to the rim. He was active and always around the ball, providing the most exciting finishes of anyone in the game.

"That's the first time I've ever seen him play, and the guy can take off," [Demarco] Sanders said.



April 25th, 2010 at 11:35 PM ^

he has transferred a lot and his transcript may cause some problems. so he might need prep school. but his transferring might not be a problem for other schools. unfortunately, even if he can't get into UM, he may be able to get into other major programs, so he may opt for that instead of prep school. hopefully it won't be a problem and he'll be blue.

Smitty D

April 26th, 2010 at 9:09 AM ^

transferred? I did not realize it was this hard to transfer high schools. I transferred my sophmore to junior year in high school (changed districts UCS to Troy) and it worked to my advantage. Troy's requirement was 22 credits while UCS was 24, so I graduated early


April 26th, 2010 at 9:11 AM ^

but if you look at his recruiting hotboard for 2011 there are tons of players on there with more talent than Isaiah Sykes. If I were him and had any control over the situation I'd get my tail up to AA ASAP.