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2018 Isaiah Mucius Talks Transfer; Five Schools Working Hardest

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Isaiah Mucius, the 6-foot-8 small forward from Brewster (NH) Academy and the PSA Cardinals, told D1VISION on Saturday that Rutgers, Temple, UConn, Wake Forest, and Xavier have been recruiting him the hardest. He broke down each school for D1VISION:

Wake Forest: “I’m taking a Wake Forest official the second week of September. They have a really good coaching staff with Danny Manning and Randolph Childress. Between them, they have 40-plus years in the league, so they know what they’re doing. It’s the ACC so it’s a top conference. They’re playing against the top teams in the country, night in and night out. It’s a really good up and coming program.”

Xavier: “I’m taking the Xavier official at the end of August. I don’t know the date specifically. I haven’t seen their program as much but I know that they produce high-level guys. They play scrappy. They play up and down. There have been a lot of good wings that have come out of Xavier. I really like Coach [Chris] Mack. He’s a really good coach.”

UConn: “Christian Vital and Terry Larrier are there and they played with PSA Cardinals. They’ve told me a lot of stuff from the players perspective about that school. UConn is one of those schools where everyone will watch them on TV if you’re on the east coast. I was up there for an unofficial about a month ago (June 25). They have good plans for me, seeing what the future could be if I went there.”

Rutgers: “They’re one of those schools that are up and coming as well. I talk to their new coach, Coach [Steve] Pikiell a lot. Mamadou Doucoure, my AAU teammate is there right now, enrolled. They’re an up and coming program in the Big-Ten. They want me to be the face of their program.”

Temple: “They’ve been coming hard as well. They’re in the same conference as UConn. I went up to visit Temple before Peach Jam, so they’re saying the same thing. They want me to be a Quinton Rose type-player, filling his shoes. I could come in and be a big threat, playing a lot of minutes.”

Mucius said that he doesn’t plan on cutting his list prior to his decision. “I’m not sure yet about when I will make my decision,” he said. “I’ll probably sit down with my parents and talk to them about it, once it gets time to commit.”

Last month, Mucius announced that he would be transferring from Saint James (MD) School to Brewster Academy. He spoke with D1Vision about his decision to transfer:

“We just knew that Coach [Jason] Smith and the program has brought high-level guys to the college and the NBA every school year. Moving from St. James to [Brewster] will help me as an athlete, on and off the court. They will help me get better and prepare myself for the college level,” said Mucius. “They play college rules, college referees, college everything, so their whole preparation is for college. I also think that they play in one of the best leagues in the country, to be honest. You’re playing against grown men every day so it’ll just prepare you more. That’ll be a key factor and it will help me get me an extra edge over guys at regular high schools.”

At Brewster, Mucius will be joined by 2018 Oregon commit Miles Norris, who will be transferring from Helix (CA) High School. I’m excited to have Isaiah join our community at Brewster Academy,” Brewster head coach Jason Smith told D1VISION. “We expect him to be a leader on campus and on the court. We’re excited about his upside and potential, as well as his versatility on the defensive end of the floor.”

Mucius’ teammate with the PSA Cardinals, Jake Forrester, released his final eight schools on Friday.

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