For John Marshall forward Isaiah Todd, the hits just keep on coming.
The Maryland native is off to a scorching hot start to the summer. Todd, from the Class of 2020, has made headlines in a number of ways, in just the past two weeks.
His first came in stellar performance at the FIBA U16 Americas Championship.
Todd helped Team USA to a fifth straight gold medal in the tournament, while averaging just over five points and five rebounds a game. Todd showed off his post skills and ability to play above the rim, once throwing down a posterizing slam against Mexico.
Shortly after his showing in Argentina, ESPN released their premier top 25 rankings for the class of 2020.
Todd, above all is ranked as the No. 1 2020 prospect in the country by ESPN. The recruiting database gives him a five star ranking and a 96 scouting grade.
Todds length and size, paired with touch and ability to play outside lead scouts to believe he has great potential.
Interestingly enough, Todd in a sense will carry on a torch passed on by Monacan’s Megan Walker. For the fourth consecutive year, the 804 will have a basketball player ranked No. 1 in the country by ESPN.
With all the buzz around his name, Todd’s recruiting is sure to pick up as he progresses in high school. In the short term however, Todd picked up his thirteenth offer Monday form LSU.
He made the announcement via twitter.
@stillzayfromig: “Blessed to receive an offer from @LSUBasketball”
Now coached by former VCU coach Will Wade, LSU joins programs like Kansas, UVA, Miami, and Baylor to offer Todd. The storied program in Baton Rouge recently produced the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft just last year in Ben Simmons and has done so in the past with Shaquille O’Neal.
Todd still has a long way to go before we start making comparisons and set high expectations, but none the less he is off to an impressive start.