Player: Isa Roman
School: Cardinal Gibbons
What a day it was at the Lady NC Top 80, as not only was it a great way to showcase the talent around the state but it also kicked off what we hope to bring with Lady Phenom. We want to continue the coverage from the event, as we talk about more players that grabbed our attention.
One prospect that had all the scouts talking and really created a buzz with her game was 2024 5’10 Isa Roman from Cardinal Gibbons. Roman ultimately showcased her talent enough to earn Ms. Playmaker at the event, but she also really opened up more eyes to her game overall. When watching her game, she was terrific when the ball was in her hands; she had a different mindset on the court, wanting the ball in her hands and looking to make plays in a variety of ways. She was a leader on the court, she was vocal, and she competed on both sides of the floor. Roman has a tremendous feel for the game, as well as IQ. She plays confidently and did a fantastic job in showing how crafty she can be, and her ability to be that playmaker. Roman saw the floor, found open teammates, created off the dribble for herself and others, and was able to score in a variety of ways. She checks off a lot of boxes as one you want to have on the floor with the ball in her hands.
Whether it was scoring, passing, creating, defending, or being a leader, Roman really displayed her overall impact on the floor, and should easily be one that college coaches would on the court in the coming years. Watch out for her for sure this summer.
What Was Said:
“Impressive display of IQ and feel from 2024 Isa Roman (Cardinal Gibbons), sound skillset with the pass first mindset always looking up to lead the break, knows when it’s her shot or her teammate’s best look, and can set things up with pace and pocket passes.”
“5’10 2024 Isa Roman (Cardinal Gibbons) has the ability to really fill it up from the perimeter. Smooth shooting stroke from the perimeter. Quick first step getting past defenders.”
“2024 5’10 Isa Roman (Cardinal Gibbons) has been tremendous today. Very skilled, crafty handles, and creates well to get by defenders. Very shifty on the floor with the ball in her hands.”