BURN THE HORSEWe've tied up some loose ends and appear to have some answers.
|Jalen Washington (left) and Leroy Isler (right).|
If this is how it works out, Washington is a well above average walk-on candidate.
Isler is a 6-5 guard/forward from Brooklyn, N.Y. He played the past two seasons at Lee Junior College in Baytown, Texas, where he averaged 11 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 1.7 steals. He shot 47 percent from the field, 36 percent from three-point range and 58 percent from the free throw line.
Washington is 6-5 and can play all three guard positions. He was a big scorer in high school but averaged only 4.3 points per game as a freshman at Kilgore. He qualified late last summer and elected to spend one year at juco, making him eligible this season. He had offers late last summer from Mt. St. Mary’s and Southern-Baton Rouge. Internet reports suggested he was headed to Weber State this year. He played AAU ball for Texas D1 Ambassadors, the same program as UALR freshman Josh Hagins.
Isler, who will be a junior, and Washington, who will be a sophomore, will join the largest recruiting class in UALR history. It includes six freshmen in Josh Hagins, John Gillon, Mareik Isom, Andrew Poulter, Stetson Billings and Kemy Osse.
Players are retuning to campus right now with classes scheduled to start on Thursday.