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Isaiah Briscoe has good workout with Knicks; high school coach likes his NBA prospects

Could Briscoe sneak his name into the NBA Draft? One of his former high school coaches likes his chances.

NCAA Basketball: Valparaiso at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Isaiah Briscoe had a workout with the New York Knicks on Tuesday that went “very well,” according to Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.

Briscoe isn’t expected to be picked in the NBA Draft, but the Knicks have the No. 8, No. 44 and No. 58 overall picks, and if the workout went well enough, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Briscoe sneak in at that No. 58 pick.

Despite Briscoe’s struggle to stand out at Kentucky, his high school coach believes he has a game that fits better in the Association than it does in college.

“I think Isaiah is that unique guy, that the NBA rules just kind of seem to fit his game,” Roselle Catholic head coach Dave Boff said on The 4 Quarters Podcast. “With the way that the illegal defense is called, and they don’t really let you hand check anymore, he’s going to be almost impossible to keep out of the paint.

“And then when he gets in there, with the way that they spread the floor nowadays, he’s going to find shooters, he’s a tremendous passer, and he’s strong enough to finish at the rim.”

He’s certainly good at slashing to the rim, and can finish with layups in traffic; that we know.

The Knicks also worked out Colorado’s Derrick White, South Carolina’s Sindarius Thornwell, Duke’s Amile Jefferson, Florida’s Canyon Barry and Columbia’s Luke Petrasek, according to ZagsBlog.