He can’t be considered a surprise anymore. The next time Isaiah Whaley posts a double-double or blocks a half-dozen shots in a game, UConn Twitter can’t react with astonishment.
This is who Whaley is: a 6-foot-9 bundle of athleticism and energy, a rim-protector and ball-screen defender nonpareil who can also knock down a few shots of his own. He’s one of the better forwards in the Big East, currently leading the league in blocked shots (3.7 per game) and offensive rebounds (3.3). Sure, he’s only played three non-league games, but such is 2020.