Mucius commits to Danny Manning and Wake Forest
By Rick Lewis
Head Coach Danny Manning has added another piece to his impressive recruiting class with the commitment of 6’8 Isaiah Mucius. Mucius will join 6’8 Jaylen Hoard and 6’5 Sharone Wright. The trio of Hoard, Mucius and Wright has to have Wake Forest fans salivating over the future of the program and will project this recruiting class into a top ten nationally.
We got a chance to watch Mucius first hand at the Phenom Joe Miller Invitational last December and we came away impressed. In our opinion, he is a consensus top forty player in the 2018 class nationally. Even then, we stated, “The extremely long and bouncy forward is best described as being a long term prospect with a tremendous upside.” Mucius combined a unique blend of length, athleticism and matching skill set. That being said, he is still only scratching the surface of his overall potential. Simply put, the sky’s the limit for this talented wing forward. He will bring versatility and a player that has a knack for being a double double player in points and rebounds. Mucius has excellent instincts on the court and has great anticipation for being at the right place at the right time.
It is apparent that Wake Forest really wanted positional versatility in this class. All three prospects are very long and athletic, but can also line up at multiple spots in the line up. Look for Mucius to be able to play the 3 and 4 interchangeably, on both ends of the floor.
In our Phenom Joe Miller Invitation evaluation, we stated the following.
“While Mucius is at his best attacking the rim, he has developed a consistent mid-range jumper. The next step in his growth is expanding his perimeter game by hitting 3-pointers with more regularity. Isaiah Mucius showcased a sample size of his potential and we certainly liked what we saw.”
Mucius has transferred to play at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire for his senior season. He is consensusly ranked among the nation’s top 75 players in the country. As national recruiting analysts, our job is to rate players for where they will fit in best. Coaches and fans of Wake Forest have to be beside themselves with what they have put together in this class.