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Better Know A USF Basketball Player: #1 F Isaiah Manderson

We aren’t sure where Manderson was last year but he’s here to help USF now.

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We’re excited around here, and for good reason. USF has finally decided to field a men’s basketball team this season! With the team being brand new, there are a lot of new players for us all to learn about. Between now and the season opener on Friday, we’ll introduce everyone to you, in numerical order.


#1 F Isaiah Manderson, Redshirt Junior, 6’10”, 247 lbs.

How He Came to USF: Isaiah began his collegiate basketball career at Texas Tech, after being recruited as a three-star player out of nearby Oldsmar Christian. During his sophomore season, he transferred to an unknown destination and he apparently played in five games last year, though no one can be sure where that was. He is now a part of the new USF men’s basketball program.

2015-16 with Texas Tech: Averaged 3.0 points and 1.6 rebounds off the bench in four games during the fall semester.

2014-15 with Texas Tech: Averaged 4.4 points and 2.7 rebounds per game.

The Bulls clearly needed someone to step in at the five, which looked promising for Isaiah until USF picked up 7-foot-2, 250-pound, Nikola Scekic this offseason. However, during the Bulls’ exhibition win over Flagler on Friday, Isaiah recorded a double-double with 11 points and 12 boards in 20 minutes. Scekic grabbed four points, three rebounds, and a block in 14 minutes.