In definition the name Ismiah means "origin of father."
So it's no surprise Edwardsville Tiger basketball standout Ismiah Roundtree is traveling 450 miles from Edwardsville to follow in his father's footsteps, playing basketball at his alma-mater. Roundtree signed a letter of intent Tuesday to forge ahead with his career on the court at Iowa Central Community College this winter.
Shawn Roundtree Sr. played from 1987 through 1989 for the Tritons under the tutelage of head coach Dennis Pilcher.
The '88-89 season saw Iowa Central advance to NJCAA National Tournament and earn a national ranking with the elder Roundtree a key cog on that team.
Now the younger Roundtree has the opportunity to play under Pilcher at the same institution as his father, making his college choice a simple one.
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