Isaiah Sykes

Isaiah Sykes


Detroit, Mich.

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Height / Weight:
6-6 / 220



Sykes to Play First Pro Season in Italy

Sykes becomes fourth player under Head Coach Donnie Jones to play professionally


Donnie Jones on Hand as Isaiah Sykes Graduates

Former UCF guard ready for next step in his journey


Sykes to Participate in NBA Summer League with 76ers

Isaiah Sykes was an all-conference performer with the Knights


Isaiah Sykes Working Out For NBA Teams

Former Knight star has worked out for Magic, Nuggets and Heat


Knights Celebrate at Swords Awards

UCF held its annual end-of-the-year banquet






UCF men's basketball


UCF vs. Memphis

UCF men's basketball


No. 22 Connecticut at UCF

No. 22 Connecticut at UCF photos by USA TODAY Sports


UCF @ No. 12 Louisville

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• Finished with 1,545 career points, which is the eighth most in UCF history and the fifth most in the Division I era
• Also in the top six all-time at UCF in rebounds, assists, steals, and free throws made
• Fourth all-time and third in the Division I era with 764 career boards
• Third in the record books with 183 career steals, fifth with 336 assists, and sixth with 335 free throws

• Named All-American Athletic Conference Second Team
• Also named to American Athletic Conference All-Tournament Team
• Appeared in 30 games, starting 29 as a senior
• Led UCF and was fifth in the American with 17.2 points per game
• His 515 points were tied for sixth most in a single-season at UCF in the Division I era
• Also led the Knights and ranked fifth in the league with 7.2 rebounds per outing
• Added a team high 3.5 assists per contest, which ranked 11th in the American
• Tied with teammate Calvin Newell for fourth in the conference with 1.7 steals per game
• Shot 47.5 percent from the floor and 37.5 percent from beyond the arc
• Was the only player in the American to rank in the Top 15 in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals and field goal percentage
• Recorded 24 double figures scoring games, including the final 11 of the season
• Also added six double digit rebounding outings and five double-doubles
• Scored 20-points or more 11 times on the season
• Finished career with 21 points and nine rebounds in AAC Tournament game against top-seeded Cincinnati
• Scored a career best 36 points and added nine boards in double overtime AAC Tournament win over Temple
• His 36 points were the best ever by a Knight in a conference tournament and tied for the sixth most by a UCF player in a single game during the Division I era
• Finished regular season with 24 points, eight boards, and six assists in win at Houston
• Recorded back-to-back double-doubles with 13 pts/10 reb against no. 7 Cincinnati and 19 pts/13 reb at Houston
• Scored 27 points and had five assists in win at USF
• Went for 24 points and 12 boards at home against USF
• Recorded double digit rebounds in three straight games against Memphis, Louisville, and USF (1/29-2/5)
• Had 24 points, 12 rebounds, and five assists against no. 22 Memphis
• Finished with 29 points and eight rebounds at Rutgers
• Scored 23 points, grabbed a season high 15 rebounds, and dealt out six assists in win over Temple
• Against No. 14 Louisville at home, totaled 19 points and nine rebounds
• Scored 17 points and dished out a game-high six assists in the victory over Jacksonville
• Totaled 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting in the win over Stetson
• In the win over Bethune-Cookman, nearly had a triple-double with 22 points, eight rebounds and eight assists
• Selected to the American Athletic Conference All-League Preseason Second Team


• Declared for the NBA Draft, but withdrew name for consideration in April
• Named to the All-Conference USA First Team and the C-USA All-Defensive Team
• Selected to the NABC All-District 11 First Team
• Started all 31 games and averaged 16.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.3 steals in 35.4 minutes an outing
• Led the nation with two triple-doubles and became the second player in league history to record multiple triple-doubles in a season
• In league play, became the first player in C-USA history to rank in the league top 10 in points (16.8/8th), rebounds (8.6/5th), assists (4.3/7th) and steals (2.3/1st)
• Scored in double figures 27 times and had 12 20-point performances
• Recorded seven double-doubles
• Totaled 72 steals, good for seventh on the UCF single-season register
• Registered 22 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and three steals in 40 minutes at Southern Miss
• Scored 21 points and grabbed 11 boards in the victory at UAB
• In the triumph over Tulsa, scored 22 points to go with seven rebounds and four assists
• At home against, Marshall, recorded 23 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and three steals
• Scored 17 points and had six rebounds at No. 22 Memphis
• Registered the fourth triple-double in program history with 20 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists in the win over East Carolina
• Scored a game-high 20 points and added nine rebounds in the win at Tulane
• Selected as the C-USA Player of the Week on Jan. 28 after averaging 22.5 points and 7.5 boards in wins over Rice and SMU
• Recorded a double-double with 21 points and 10 boards in the victory over SMU
• Scored 24 points on 7-of-13 shooting and a 9-of-10 showing at the line in the win over Rice
• In the overtime win at Houston, scored a game-high 22 points to go with nine rebounds, four assists and four steals in 42 minutes
• Scored a game-high 22 points in the victory over Florida A&M
• In the win over Belmont, registered 15 points, seven boards and four assists
• Recorded the third triple-double in UCF history with 16 points, 11 boards and 10 assists in the victory over Stetson
• In the win at Old Dominion, recorded 14 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and five steals
• Totaled 18 points and seven rebounds in the victory over Bethune-Cookman
• At No. 7 Florida, scored 12 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out six assists in 38 minutes
• In the home-opening win over Alabama State, totaled a game-high 23 points and seven assists
• Named the C-USA Player of the Week on Nov. 12 after leading UCF to a win at USF
• Nearly recorded a triple-double in the season-opening victory at USF with 26 points, 11 boards and eight assists in 38 minutes


• Played in all 33 contests, making 32 starts
• Averaged 12.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game
• Had 22 double-digit scoring performances
• Shot 54.5 percent overall to lead the team
• In Conference USA contests, shot 55.1 percent, good for fifth in the league
• Ranked third in C-USA games in offensive rebounds per game (3.2)
• In the home victory over UAB, scored 15 points and added nine rebounds and four assists
• Scored a game-high 23 points and recorded 11 rebounds in the win over UTEP
• Named the C-USA Player of the Week on Feb. 13 after averaging 21.0 points and 10.0 boards on 72.0 percent shooting vs. Marshall and Southern Miss
• Recorded a game-high 27 points on 11-of-14 shooting at Southern Miss
• Added 10 rebounds and three steals in 37 minutes against the Golden Eagles
• In the win over Marshall at the UCF Arena, scored 15 points and had 10 rebounds to go with three steals and two assists
• Recorded 15 points on 4-of-5 overall shooting and a 6-of-6 performance at the free-throw line to go with eight rebounds in the victory at SMU
• In the win over Houston, registered 21 points and 14 rebounds
• Recorded 20 points on 10-of-15 shooting and 10 rebounds in the win at East Carolina
• Named the UCF Holiday Classic MVP
• Scored 14 points and added five rebounds in the UCF Holiday Classic championship game win over Rhode Island
• Registered 20 points and nine rebounds to go with four steals in the win over Stetson
• Scored 15 points, and hit the game-winning free throws with four seconds remaining, in the victory over Bethune-Cookman
• Recorded first career double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds in the win over Hartford
• Recorded 10 points and four boards in the comeback win over No. 4 UConn at the Battle 4 Atlantis

• Played in 32 games and averaged 4.0 points in 16.4 minutes of action
• Shot 56.3 percent from the field
• Ranked third on the team with 3.2 rebounds per game
• Totaled 25 steals, which ranked fourth on the team
• Logged 33 minutes at Creighton in the CBI semifinals and finished with 12 points and a game-high six rebounds
• In the CBI quarterfinal win over visiting Rhode Island, registered six points, four rebounds and a game-high four steals
• Played 25 minutes off the bench in the win over No. 16 Florida and finished with five points, four rebounds, one assist and a steal
• Against West Florida, scored nine points in collegiate debut

Prior to UCF

• Graduated from Denby High School
• Averaged 19.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists as a senior
• Led Denby to the Michigan Class A state semifinals
• Selected to play in the Michigan High School All-Star Game and scored 17 points in the contest
• Rated as the 39th-best small forward in the nation by Scout.com
• At Denby, played for coach Chuck Albright
• On the AAU level, starred for the Michigan Hurricanes and coach Will Smith
• In the summer of 2009, participated in the Reebok All-American Camp in Philadelphia and earned all-star honors at the event