NEWS: NC State transfer Isaiah Miranda tells me he’s committed to Oklahoma State.
— Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) June 4, 2023
The athletic 7-foot-1 big man was a redshirt freshman at NC State after reclassifying and enrolling midyear. Subsequently, he didn't play a single game for the Wolfpack prior to transferring.
Nonetheless, Miranda's message when he committed to NC State should still hold true during his time with the Cowboys.
“I have a personal commitment to work and they have a culture of work,” Miranda said last December, when asked why he chose NC State (per Adam Finkelstein of 247Sports). “Coach Keatts and his staff have a great history of developing pros and I fit into their playing style because they’re fast paced, they have a lot of pick-and-roll action, and play great defense.”
— Courtside Films (@CourtsideFilms) June 9, 2022
“I love basketball and I’m a big energy guy,” Miranda continued. “I love to get up and down the floor, catch lobs, and block shots… to play defense… one of the reasons I picked NC State is their commitment to defense, which creates opportunities on offense.”
Miranda “can stretch the floor a little bit too.”
Kentucky, Villanova and Alabama's men's basketball programs were among those who held interest in the former four-star recruit while he made his transfer decision.
A Pawtucket, RI native, Miranda was ranked 55th in the Class of 2022 by ESPN, as well as the top player from the state of Rhode Island. He attended Southern California Academy for a post-graduate year after leaving The Phelps School in Malvern, PA.