Buckeye Union High School is among the top overall basketball programs in the state, and their team got even better this off-season when they received a transfer to their program, as 6-foot-4 senior guard Isaiah Marin left Copper Canyon High School and landed at the program. This week, Marin received his first division-I offer from a program in the MEAC Conference.
Marin received a visit to his high school this week from North Carolina A&T head coach Jay Joyner, and after Joyner caught his first glimpse of Marin this week, he liked the slick guard prospect enough to extend an offer to him.
Marin will make an already loaded group from Buckeye much better this season in the 4A Division. The addition of Marin to a very talented group of prospects at Buckeye will make the Buckeye team even tougher to beat this season, after the team posted a strong 24-5 overall record last season. Buckeye will look to be the top challenger for two-time defending state champion Shadow Mountain HS this high school season.
Marin will add a lot to the already loaded group that won this summer's Arizona State Team Basketball Camp in fine fashion.
Marin is a skilled combo-guard prospect with a lot of tricks in his bag. He has a pure shooting stroke with nice range on his shot and an ability to make plays for himself and others off the dribble. He has a slick handle of the basketball with a nice overall feel for the game, and an ability to score it in the half-court set or in the open floor. He has a nice overall offensive skillset and is a good overall sleeper prospect.
It will be very interesting to see now if Marin's recruitment will begin to pick up for him, now that he has one division-I offer under his belt. Either way, he is a well deserving prospect with nice college potential as a player.
Marin was rated among the top overall performers also from this summer's well-attended Southwest All-American Camp, which was loaded with division-I talent.
I will continue to follow the recruitment of Marin closely, and bring you any recruiting updates as they continue to develop.