My Daily News colleague, Mark Medina, caught up with basketball recruit Isaac Hamilton, who signed with UTEP but now wants out of his letter of intent and wishes to play in Southern California. Asked about speculation he wants to go to USC, Hamilton said: “Everybody says USC. It’s not that. It’s a school close so (my grandmother) can see me play.”
Hamilton was asked which schools he plans to target?
“Of course USC and UCLA and any other locals, LMU, Pepperdine.”
Full interview after the jump:
Q: Are you trying to go to USC?
A: Everybody says USC. It’s not that. It’s a school close so she can see me play.
Q: So which schools do you plan to target?
A: Of course USC and UCLA and any other locals, LMU, Pepperdine.
Q: Have you talked to any of those schools?
A: No. I haven’t talked to anybody. If I did, it would be a violation. I will when I’m released and everything is done.
Q: Where do things stand with that?
A: The letter is still pending. We’re just waiting for [the NCAA] to approve it and say something about it so I can take the next step.
It’s a hassle, but I just have to pray to God that everything happens accordingly.
Q: What’s your offseason routine?
A: Every day, I work out, run track, get shots up and on the weekends, I come in here [to the Drew League] and play and try to get up and down and get a rhythm so I’m not so out of shape or out of rhythm when I get into college.