The Final Chapter for The Journey of Isiah “Zay” Boice

At the beginning and middle of the season, I interviewed Varsity Hurricane, Isiah Boice to see how being a Hurricane was changing his life. Today, I interviewed Zay for the last time on his freshman journey. Enjoy!


Question: Who inspired you to play basketball? 

Isiah: Jonathan Anderson

Question: Who are you closest to on the team? 

Isiah: Sheldon and Mike

Question: Why do you play basketball?

Isiah: It’s a great sport, something else to do, and something I can go far in life with.

Question: What do you hope to do in the future? 

Isiah: Go to a great college and go to the National Basketball Association or Major League Baseball.

Question: Who is your favorite NBA player and why?

Isiah: Kyrie Irving, He’s just special compared to the rest of the players.

Question: What is your favorite NBA team? 

Isiah: I don’t have one.

Question: What is your favorite pregame snack?

Isiah: Purple Skittles

Question: What is your biggest strength on the court?

Isiah: Shooting

Question: What is your biggest weakness on the court?

Isiah: Blocking Shots

Question: How has playing with Ralph Blundo changed your life?

Isiah: Coach Blundo has made me a better person all around.

Question: How many hours a day are you playing basketball?

Isiah: On average five hours

Question: Biggest Strength in Life?

Isiah: My personality!

Question: Biggest Weakness in Life?

Isiah: Being serious  

Question: In multiple games, you have seemed to be wide open but did a layup, instead of a dunk, when you have dunked in practice, is there any reason why or is it an in the moment instinct?

Isiah: I don’t think I’m ready for an in-game dunk yet.

Question: Did it take a lot of practice to be at the three-point ability you are at now or have threes always been your strongest ability?

Isiah: Growing up I always took mid-range shots but it took a lot of practice to be where I am at.

Question: Do you have a favorite pregame warm-up you do right before a game on the court and if so which one?

Isiah: When we just shoot around right before the game.

Question: Last interview I asked which player are you closest to, now I ask, is there a player who it’s easier to play with than the rest?

Isiah: It’s easier to play with Jonathan Anderson, we have played together all our lives so when he gets in we just have chemistry on the court.

Question: Do you have a dream college you would like to attend?

Isiah: Yes, I would like to go to Duke for basketball or Florida for baseball.

Question: Last interview I asked you what your favorite restaurant is and you replied El Canelo. Is it still El Canelo?

Isiah: Yes, it definitely is.

Question: Now that the season is close to coming to a close, how would you say being a Hurricane has changed you as a player and as a person?

Isiah: It made me a better person and a lot more confidence in myself.

Question: What are things you look forward to next season? Do you have any expectations?

Isiah: Become a better player and become a bigger threat on the court.

Question: Since the season is not fully over, do you have any hopes/expectations for state playoffs?

Isiah: I want to go to Hershey and eat the giant chocolate bar.

Question: If you had an opportunity to choose to go into baseball or basketball, which would you pick?

Isiah: Basketball.

Question: What are your plans for the off-season?

Isiah: To have fun and continue to work on basketball.

Question: Now for the final question of The Journey of Isiah “Zay” Boice, what advice would you give people joining the program next season and the years to come?

Isiah: Support your teammates, help the team in every way you can, and don’t take what Blundo says to heart because he is only trying to help.