Tasha Butts Jan 11, 2022; Stanford, California, USA; Basketballs with the Stanford Cardinal logo sit on the court before the game between the Stanford Cardinal and the USC Trojans at Maples Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

As most teams have already seen their college basketball season come to a close, there’s an influx of players entering the transfer portal. And it looks like a former top recruit has done just that.

On Tuesday afternoon, Stanford Cardinal guard Isael ‘Isa’ Silva announced via Twitter that he will be entering the NCAA transfer portal.

“After much thought, consideration and prayer, I have decided to enter the transfer portal and explore new opportunities to help me fulfill my dreams,” Silva wrote in a statement posted to Twitter on Tuesday. “I want to express my sincere gratitude to my family, Stanford University, the Stanford community, fanbase and coaching staff for the opportunities they have given me, and the support they have provided throughout my time at Stanford. I have grown as a student-athlete, basketball player and person.

“With full faith and confidence, I am excited to explore new possibilities and find the best fit for my continued growth and development. This is an extremely difficult decision to make, but ultimately I believe it is the best choice for me and my future in basketball. I appreciate your support as I continue on this journey, and I look forward to sharing updates with you all as they come.”

Coming out of Prolific Prep (Napa, CA.), Silva was considered to be the nation’s No. 13 point guard and No. 70 overall prospect in the 2021 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. In two seasons at Stanford, Silva recorded 3.3 points/per game, 0.8 rebounds/per game and 1.2 assists/per game.

[Isael ‘Isa’ Silva on Twitter, 247Sports]

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