Isaiah Briscoe 4th Man of the Year Season Breakdown
By BIG3 November 8, 2021
Isaiah Briscoe wins 4th Man of the Year after providing a spark off the bench in the championship season for Trilogy.
Isaiah Briscoe burst into the BIG3 this season as the youngest player in the league and quickly made his presence felt. In week one Briscoe started hot with 28 points and six rebounds in the win against Killer 3’s earning the rookie his first Microsoft Player of the Week nomination.
Briscoe played a major role off the bench in Trilogy winning the championship this season. He averaged 12.8 points per game with only one start in week five where he had 22 points, eight rebounds and three assists. While his stats don’t jump off the page, Briscoe had a strong impact for Trilogy this season on both offense and defense. As the youngest player in the league, Briscoe’s youthful energy made everyone around him better.
“He is a player that provides an opportunity for Jarrett Jack to be Jarrett Jack,” said 14 year NBA Veteran and commentator Jim Jackson. “Isaiah Briscoe is a guy that can put it on the deck, he can shoot the basketball, all three levels and what an exciting time to have this young man come into the league, have an impact and be able to win this award.”
After Trilogy fell behind early in the championship game, Briscoe checked in and changed the momentum helping Trilogy come back from 13 points down in the first half for the win. Briscoe finished with seven points off the bench and brought a level of physicality to defending that most guards weren’t able to match. This was evident during the championship with the defense he played on Kevin Murphy, who averaged 20.4 points per game this season, holding him to 12 points in the game. Keeping Murphy quiet, especially in the second half, was critical to Trilogy making their comeback.
Briscoe was crowned “Fireman of the Year” after dominating the new Bring the Fire rule that allowed teams to challenge a shooting foul by going one on one. He won five Bring the Fire Challenges during the regular season on both offense and defense, two of the five were back to back during week five in Milwaukee. The first challenge that Briscoe won was in week one against Killer 3’s where he forced Donte Greene into a travel. In week three Briscoe backed down Alan Anderson for an easy layup. The back to back challenges in week five showed strong defense on Will McDonald and blow by speed on Leandro Barbosa. The last challenge in week seven forced Dusan Bulut into a tough fade away that he missed.
Briscoe joins Al Thornton, Andre Emmett, and Nate Robinson as players who have won the BIG3 4th Man of the Year.
After a successful first season in the BIG3 Isaiah Briscoe has signed with the Timberwolves G-League affiliate Iowa Wolves. Briscoe kicked off his season with the Wolves on Saturday, November 6th.