Isaiah Joe - Men's Basketball - Arkansas Razorbacks

Isaiah Joe

1 | G | Jr. | 6-5 | 180 | Fort Smith, Ark. | Fort Smith Northside HS

– Among active NCAA Division I players, ranks third for most 3-pointer made per game for a career (3.45)
– Ranks 7th on the school’s all-time list for 3-pointers made (207) and 6th for career 3-pointers attempted (548)
– In SEC Games, has made 105 career 3-pointers to rank 6th on the school’s all-time list

2019-20 (Sophomore Highlights)

• Despite missing five games due to knee surgery on Feb. 4 (missed a total of six games due to the injury):
^ Made 94 3-pointers, which ranks sixth on the school’s all-time list
^ Broke his own Arkansas record for 3-pointers attempted in a season (275)
^ Ranked 18th in the NCAA and led the SEC for total 3-pointers made (94)
• Ranked 4th in the NCAA/1st in the SEC in 3-pointers made per game (3.62).
(Dec. 30) scoring 24 points with five rebounds in leading Arkansas to a come-from-behind win at Indiana … Scored 14 of the team’s final 32 points.
• Made his last 34 free throw attempts and SET AN ARKANSAS SEASON RECORD FOR FT% IN A SEASON IN SEC GAMES (95.6% = 43-of-45)
• Ranked 14th in the NCAA/3rd in the SEC by shooting 89.0% from the line for the season, which ranks 10th on the school’s single-season list.
• Ranked 41st in the NCAA/3rd in the SEC in minutes played (36:04).
• Ranked 7th in the SEC in scoring (16.9 ppg) and 10th in steals (1.42 avg.)
• Led the team in scoring 8x: 16 vs North TX | 32 vs TX Southern | 21 vs Valpo | 24 at Indiana | 17 vs. TX A&M | 34 at Ole Miss | 21 vs Mizzou | 26 at UGA
• On the defensive end, led the team for the second straight year in taking charges (18)
• Made 3-plus 3’s in a game 18 times this season and at least one in 25 of 26 games.

3PT FG Made/Gm 3.62 4th 1st
3PT Made 94 18th 1st
3PT Attempts 275 (school record) 9th 1st
FT Pct. 89.0% 14th 4rd
3PT Pct. 34.2% 82nd 4th
Points/Gm 16.9 125th 7th
Steals/Gm 1.42 227th 10th
Minutes/Gm 36:04 41st 3rd

2018-19 (Freshman Highlights)

• Set Arkansas records for 3-pointers made in a season (113); 3-Pointers Attempted in a Season (273) and 3-pointers made in a season versus SEC Teams (60)
• NAMED SEC PLAYER OF THE WEEK (Dec. 3) scoring 34 points and making 10-of-13 3-pointers vs. FIU.
• Even though he was second in the SEC in 3-point attempts, was JUST THE 4TH FRESHMAN TO LEAD THE SEC IN 3PT% (.414).
• Was one of just seven players in the NCAA to make at least 110 3’s and shoot at least 41 percent.
• Ranked second in the SEC in 3’s made (3.32 avg. & 113 total).
• Ranked 15th in the SEC — second among SEC freshmen — in scoring 13.9 (SEC frosh leader was UK’s Tyler Herro at 14.0 ppg)
• Led the team in scoring 7X: 34 vs FIU | 19 vs Western Kentucky | 21 vs UTSA | 23 at Tennessee | 23 vs. Missouri | 14 at Auburn | 19 at Kentucky
• On the defensive end, led the team in steals (51) and by taking 27 charges … Had a steal in 26 of 34 games and ranked 10th in the SEC in steals (1.5).
• Made 3-plus 3’s in a game 20 times this season and at least one in 32 of 34 games.

13th in NCAA 2nd in SEC 3-pointers made (113 total) 2nd among NCAA Frosh (Antoine Davis – Detroit Mercy, 132 – NCAA FROSH RECORD)
18th in the NCAA 2nd in the SEC 3-pt FG made (3.32/gm) 2nd among NCAA Frosh (Antoine Davis – Detroit Mercy, 4.40)
36th in  the NCAA 1st in the SEC 3-pt FG% (.414) 3rd among NCAA Frosh (Tyson Cameron – Idaho, .429)
26th in the NCAA 2nd in the SEC 3-pt FG attempts (273) 1st among NCAA Frosh
• 152nd in NCAA 10th in SEC Steals (1.50 spg) 2nd among SEC Frosh (UK’s Ashton Hagans leads SEC Fr, at 1.65)
15th in the SEC Scoring (13.85) 2nd among SEC Frosh (UK’s Tyler Herro leads SEC Fr, at 14.03)

2019-20 (So.):
Selected to the USBWA All-District VII team … Was 1 of 10 named to the Jerry West Award – presented to the nation’s top shooting guard – on Feb. 4 … Attempted 275 three-pointers, breaking his own school single-season record … Shot 95.6% from the free throw line in SEC games (43-of-45) to set a school single-season school record … Overall, shot 89.0% from the charity stripe, which ranks 10th on the school’s single-season list … Made 94 triples to rank 6th on single-season school list … Led the SEC in 3-pointers made (94), 3-pointers/game (3.62) and 3-pointers attempted … In the NCAA, ranked fourth in 3-pointers made/game (3.62), ninth in 3-pointers attempted (275), 14 in free throw percentage (89.0%) and 18th in total 3-pointers made (94) … Had successful right knee arthroscopic debridement surgery prior to Auburn game (Feb. 4) due to recurring inflammation … Missed five games after the surgery and the team was 0-5 … Upon returning, averaged 20.0 ppg over the final six games of the season, scoring 21 vs Missouri, 22 vs Tennessee, 26 at Georgia, 11 vs LSU, 22 at Texas A&M and 18 vs Vanderbilt … Also, upon his return, took seven charges and was 34-of-34 at the free throw line … Part of his free throw streak was going 12-of-12 at the line in a win over Tennessee to become the ninth Hog to shoot 100% in a game with at least 11 attempts, which is a UA best in an SEC game … Scored 24 in the season opener versus Rice with a career-high seven assists … Tied Mason Jones with a team-high 16 points versus North Texas … Was 4-of-6 from 3-point range, making his last four … After a slow start vs Texas Southern, had 33 points and five steals — both were one shy of career highs … In the first half, was 0-of-4 from 3-point range (team was 0-of-13) with four points … Opened second half with a trey and had 29 points with four steals in the period, making 6-of-9 from 3-point range … Also was 9-of-11 at the free throw line — both career bests … Had a career-high nine rebounds and tied a career-high with six steals in the overtime win at Georgia Tech … One of his steals was huge in overtime … After missing a “3” in the deep right corner, Joe sprinted down the court and intercepted a pass in the lane that would have been an easy layup for Tech … Led the team with six rebounds versus Austin Peay … Scored eight early points for a 12-5 lead versus Tulsa and finished with 20 points, making 4-of-10 3-pointers … Had a team-high 21 points in the win versus Valpo, making five 3-pointers and grabbing seven rebounds … In the come-from-behind win versus the Crusaders, scored five points inside final 4:14 during 12-2 run with a key steal and assist … Named SEC Player of the Week as he scored 24 in the come-from-behind win at Indiana … Scored 18 in the second half, including 14 of the teams’ final 32 to erase an 11-point deficit … Hit six triples, including three straight to start rally … Scored 17 versus Texas A&M … In fact, he scored 11 as part of a 19-11 run to end the game … Added five rebounds … Tied a career high with 34 points in the come-from-behind win at Ole Miss … Scored 26 in the second half (8-10 FG; 5-7 3PT, 5-5 FT) with two keys steals inside the final two minutes … Also had two blocks, one in the second half that led to a fast-break layup … Down four with 4:49 to play, Arkansas finished the game on a 12-4 run with Joe scoring eight points with two steals … Only scored five points on 2-of-13 shooting (1-of-8 3FG) at Mississippi State but had an SEC career-best seven rebounds with three assists … After missing five games, returned versus Missouri (Feb. 22) and scored a game-high 21 points (making 5-of-10 from 3PT) with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one charge taken … Made his first field goal – a 3-pointer – with 6:05 in the first half to cut an eight-point deficit to five … Hit his second triple at 1:22 before halftime to give Arkansas its first lead – one it would not relinquish … With Arkansas up two versus the Tigers and 2:14 left to play, Joe drained a 3-pointer … A minute later with Arkansas up three, Joe hit a triple from the top of the key to secure the win … Had 22 points with two steals and two charges taken in a win vs Tennessee … Was a career-best 12-of-12 at the free throw line to become ninth Razorback to go perfect at the line with at least 11 attempts … Joe’s 12-of-12 is the best by a Razorback in an SEC game … Tied for game-high honors, scoring 26 at Georgia and making four triples … Was 6-of-6 at FT line and added two steals … Was 8-of-8 at FT line in scoring 11 points with two charges taken in the win versus LSU … Drained six 3-pointers (4-of-8 2nd half) and scored 22 points at Texas A&M, adding four rebounds … Had 18 points, making four 3’s, in the SEC Tourney win over Vanderbilt … Added five rebounds.

2018-19 (Fr.):
Tabbed USBWA All-District VII and named to the SEC All-Freshman team … Made 113 three-pointers to set an Arkansas single-season record, tie an SEC freshman record and rank fourth in NCAA history for most 3’s made by a freshman in a season … Led the SEC in 3-point percentage (.414) to be just one of four to lead the league in the category as a freshman … Scored 17 in his collegiate debut versus Texas, making 5-of-8 from 3-point range … Struggled early versus UC Davis, but finished with 14 points with five rebounds and three steals … Versus Montana State, was just 2-of 10 from 3-point range but had five assists and five steals … Named SEC Player of the Week (12/3) as he scored career-high 34 points – 17 in each half – and made 10-of-13 shots from 3-point range to lead the Razorbacks to a 121-89 victory over FIU … The 34 points are second (tied) on the Arkansas all-time list for most points by a freshman … Just the fourth Razorback (fifth in school history) and just 10th player in SEC history (11th in league history) to make at least 10 triples in a game. … After FIU trimmed its deficit to four (24-20) at 8:29 in the first half, Joe scored 14 points over the next 4:37 to put Arkansas up 20 … Made six straight and finished the game making 9-of-his-last-10 from long distance … Scored game-high 21 points versus UTSA, making 5-of-6 from 3-point range and was 6-of-6 at the line inside the final minute … Only got one rebound vs. UTSA , but it proved key … On a missed Arkansas free throw, Joe got the rebound and was intentionally fouled … Made those two free throws and two more on the ensuing possession to put the Razorbacks up 10 with 27 seconds left … Double-digit scoring streak nearly ended vs. Texas State, but he was 7-of-8 from the free throw line with a 3-pointer to get 10 … Was 6-of-7 at the line inside the final minute … Got off to a hot start versus Austin Peay, making 4-of-5 from 3-point range and scoring 12 of his 15 points … Added five steals vs. the Governors … Broke out of a 2-for-10 dry spell from 3-point range over two games to lead the Hogs with 23 points at #3 Tennessee, making 7-of-13 from 3-point range … Added four rebounds and two steals … In the win over Missouri, was 7-of-12 from 3-point range, scored 23 and added three steals … At #19 LSU, scored 18 in the win … Only had three points in the first half, scored 15 in the second … Started the second half with a 3-pointer and Stopped a 7-0 Tiger run by hitting back-to-back 3-pointers (11:31 left and 10:33) for a 17-point lead … When LSU cut lead to single-digits with 7:08 left, Joe hit a jumper for 11-point lead … After LSU took the first lead of the second half (85-84 with 3:39 left), Joe sank two free throws to give Arkansas the lead again … Versus Vanderbilt at home, scored 18 (6-of-10 3PT FG) and tied a career high with five assists … Made 3-pointers on four of Arkansas’ last five possessions of the first half to cut the deficit to one, 35-34, at halftime … At Missouri, broke the school record for 3-pointers made in a season by a freshman, making four (to give him 86 at the time – the previous record was 83) … Finished with 17 points, adding four rebounds, two steals and a charge taken … Scored 20 versus Texas A&M (2/23) as he established career highs in rebounds (6), free throws made (8) and free throws attempted (9) … Led Arkansas with 19 points at #4 Kentucky, including 16 in the first half … Drained 5-of-7 from 3-point range … Tied season-high with seven deflections and had three assists with one steal … Had a career-high two blocked shots in the Ole Miss win … Added two assists and a steal … Battled foul trouble at Vanderbilt, but made four 3’s to become school’s single-season leader in the category, with 104 at the time (passing Scotty Thurman’s mark of 102 set in 1995) … Hit 3’s on back-to-back possessions to tie and set the record in the second half … Versus Alabama, had a career-high six steals and tied career-high with six rebounds … The six steals ties for third on the school’s single-game list vs. SEC competition … Had 13 points and five rebounds at Providence … Made three 3’s at Indiana (12 points) to give him 113 for the season.

Prior to Arkansas:
Was the USA TODAY Arkansas Player of the Year as well as the Gatorade Player of the Year for Arkansas … Rated #2 player in the state of Arkansas by and ESPN/Scout while being a four-star and the 28th-best shooting guard in the nation by Rivals … Averaged 22.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.9 steals as a senior … Led Northside High School to consecutive 7A state championships … As a junior, averaged 18.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game … The sharp-shooter shot over 51-percent from behind the arc for the Arkansas Hawks, averaging 16 points per game … In Las Vegas at the 2017 Adidas Summer Championships, Joe shot 57.1 percent from deep, averaging 13.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists.

Born July 2, 1999, in Fort Smith … Son of Derrick and Nicole Joe … Has two brothers – Jacob and Jon … Majoring in finance and investment management.