Hooprootz Player Spotlight: Isaac Hester

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

New Jersey native Isaac "Nana" Hester made his most recent appearence in New England this past weekend, as he led his New Heights 14u squad to a BasketBull Junior Hoophall championship. While spending the winter playing for 14u as well as his middle school team, Hester will spend the spring and summer playing up at the 15u level. A prolific shotmaker, Nana has the ability to stretch the defense as well as put the ball on the deck and take it to the hole. Known for attracting primarily New England prospects, we look forward to welcoming Nana on March 15th. More information on Junior Elite 75 can be found on our home page under "Upcoming Events"

Player Profile:

Name: Isaac Hester

Hometown: Somerset, New Jersey

Height: 6'0

Position: Guard


Player Interview:

Hooprootz: How is 8th grade going so far?

Isaac Hester: It’s going very well and  I look forward to continuing my hard work in the classroom and on the court.


HR: Are you playing for your middle school team?

IH: Yes, with Gill St. Bernard and I am excited to play against some of the best Prep school teams in New Jersey, like the Patrick School and St. Benedict's. 


HR: Are you playing for anyone else?

IH: I am also playing AAU with New Heights, who I have played with since 4th grade.


HR: What part of your game are you looking to work on?

IH: I am working on improving my game vocally and being more of a leader on the court.


HR: Do you play any other sports

IH: In 5th grade I played football. I was really good. I played tight end and Wide Receiver but I gave it up to focus my time on basketball.


HR: Besides sports and working out and stuff like that, are you passionate about anything else?

IH: Whenever I have free time I am passionate about spending time with family and friends.


HR: Any other information you'd like to let us know?

IH: New Heights 8th grade team is taking it all this year!!