2023’s Isaiah Pullum is a scrappy two-guard with a team-first mentality | Youth1

2023’s Isaiah Pullum is a scrappy two-guard with a team-first mentality

Isaiah Pullum is one of the best players from the Tampa, FL area in the Class of 2023.  


The 5-foot-10, 111-pound Pullum, who attends Fivay High School, is a dynamic player that works as a shooting guard. 



No matter the opponent, every game Pullum is determined to give it his all. 


Pullum is going all out. 


The motor is always at full throttle whenever Pullum steps between the lines.


“My mindset at my position is to score for my team and get steals on defense,” Pullum said. 


Pullum has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the hardwood. Pullum tells why he enjoys the game of basketball so much. 


“What I love most about playing is that you meet new friends and they can help me more on being a good teammate,” Pullum said. “Also, basketball is fun to play and is high paced.”


Pullum has learned many valuable lessons from playing basketball that he applies to his everyday life. 


“What playing has taught me in life is to hustle and always work to do better,” Pullum said. 


Pullum shares his favorite memory from playing basketball. 


“My favorite memory of playing was when I won a championship for my Salvation Army Recreation League team last year,” Pullum said. “That was my favorite memory because we all worked hard and together to win.”


Pullum takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Pullum makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.


“I personally describe being a good teammate by trusting my teammates on and off the court and willing to do whatever it takes to win,” Pullum said. “The best advice i’ve given my teammates is whenever we are losing to keep their heads up and still go hard no matter what.”


Pullum is appreciative of having amazing male role models that are supportive.


“I’ve learned from my coaches about being a better player and a person who never gives up,” Pullum said. “The best advice my coaches gave me is don’t get frustrated, always go hard and don’t let anyone get in your head.”


Pullum patterns his mentality after this late legend. 


“A player in college or pros I look up to at my position is Kobe Bryant because he was never satisfied and he always worked hard to be better,” Pullum said. 


Pullum lists math as his favorite subject in school. 


“Math helps me think analytically,” Pullum said. 


Pullum explains his collegiate aspirations. 


“My dream college is Boston College because that's where I am from and not too many players have made it to the NBA coming from Boston College,” Pullum said. “I hope to be one of them to make it.”


Pullum is striving for greatness in all that he does. 


“My goals on and off the court is to always do the best I can,” Pullum said.


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