On Wednesday, Liberty finished its early signing period with the signed NLI of Isiah Warfield, the highest rated prospect to ever sign with Liberty men’s basketball.
Warfield originally committed to McKay and the Flames in late March following the team’s first round upset over 5-seed Mississippi State in the NCAA Tournament. He is a 6’5″ guard from Sewickley, Pennsylvania and is rated as a 3-star prospect with offers from Duquesne, Southern Utah, and Hampton. As a sophomore, he was named first-team all-state in Class 2A after averaging 16 points per game on a team that won the WPIAL Championship after a 24-5 year. Last season as a junior, Warfield scored 25.2 points per game.
“I love Isiah’s upside,” McKay said of Warfield. “He is a high-character kid who has the drive and desire to be really good. He reminds me a bit of Lovell Cabbil Jr. in terms of the type of defender he could be. We are excited that he is a part of our family.”
Warfield transferred from Sewickley Academy, a private school, to Central Valley High School. Under new PIAA rules, a student-athlete who transfers after playing a sport in his sophomore year is automatically ineligible for the postseason in that sport at his new school. He appealed this decision but was denied the request last week. He will be able to play during the regular season for Central Valley.