By Kevin Sweeney
Rising sophomore guard/forward Issac Vann gave his commitment to Will Wade and the VCU Rams on Thursday evening. Vann will have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2016-17 season.
The 6-6 Vann had a standout freshman campaign for Maine. He scored 16.4 points in just 17 games in his lone season with the Black Bears. Vann appeared to be on his way to America East stardom, but decided that he wanted to play at a higher level. Once he announced that he was leaving, the suitors came in bunches. He received interest from Siena, Iona, Fordham, Saint Joseph’s, UCONN, Manhattan, and La Salle, among others.
It appeared that Vann had cut his list to UCONN, Iona, and Saint Joseph’s, but things changed quickly. Vann’s visit to UCONN was cancelled, opening the door for VCU. A visit was quickly set up, and just a day after the visit, Vann committed.
For the Rams, Vann profiles as an athletic wing who could blossom a star. He is long, athletic, and can shoot the 3. If he adds more strength, he will become more versatile and have the ability to play the 2,3 or 4. He fits well in the “Havoc” full-court pressure that VCU is known for.
“I like their style of play as they play fast and get up and down the floor quickly,” Vann told Pat Lawless of MADEHoops. “I definitely think they fit into my game well.”
Vann joins a strong incoming class of 2016 for VCU. That class includes 4-star small forward De’Riante Jenkins as well as 3-star shooting guard Malik Crawford.