McLeod Earns Full Ride
Isaiah McLeod was one of the better kept secrets in the greater Boston area.
The six-foot-one point guard from Cambridge Rindge & Latin made a verbal commitment to Southern Connecticut State University on Sunday, accepting a full athletic scholarship offer from last years NE-10 champions.
McLeod had a big junior season at Cambridge, averaging over 19 points per game and earning MVP honors of the Greater Boston League.
He ran with the Middlesex Magic this spring and summer, splitting time between the club's two 11th grade teams before emerging late in the July evaluation period.
"Isaiah McLeod is one of the most humble and touchable players I have had the chance to coach," Magic director Michael Crotty Jr. said. "He is an explosive and amazingly smooth combo guard who plays exceptionally well on both ends of the floor.
A true three-range scorer who can get to the rim, make mid-range pull-ups, and connect from beyond the arc, McLeod should fit in quite nicely at Southern who play a perimeter oriented style with a lot of offensive freedom under head coach Mike Donnelly.
While he's best known for his scoring, Crotty was quick to praise the more under-estimated aspects of his game as well.
"Isaiah is a tremendous on ball defender, using his quickness, instincts, and length to bother opposing guards. Isaiah is a natural leader and one of the hardest working players in the Middlesex Magic program," he said. "SCSU is a great fit for him as a student-athlete, and I believe he will make an immediate impact for Coach Donnelley in the Northeast-10 Conference. We could not be more proud of Isaiah and excited for his future at SCSU!"