Joseph Picks Syracuse

Kaleb Joseph-2014

Elite point guard, Kaleb Joseph (Nashua, N.H./Cushing Academy, Ma.), committed to Syracuse this evening following an official visit. 

The 6’3” point guard is ranked 51st in the 2014 class and is the 10th ranked point guard according to ESPN.  Joseph was also considering Providence and West Virginia, but knew Syracuse was the place for him all along. 

Joseph has been a fan of the Orangemen since he was young and going into high school, it became his dream school.  The official visit sealed the deal for Joseph and he announced his commitment on Twitter shortly after.  

Head coach, Jim Boeheim, closely followed Joseph all summer.  One reason Joseph may have been hesitant to commit was because of current point guard, Tyler Ennis.  Ennis is only one year older than Joseph and will be the starting point guard this year. 

Despite this, Joseph will have no problem earning minutes for the Orangemen.  Besides Ennis, Syracuse doesn’t have much depth in the point guard position.  Also, Joseph is versatile enough to play an off guard position at times, allowing him to play with Ennis. 

Joseph would have had the potential for the starting spot at both Providence and West Virginia, but is ready for the challenge at Syracuse.  He said he will use Ennis as motivation to continue and improve everyday.   

With his commitment, Joseph joins the number 7 ranked player in the 2014 class, Chris McCullough.  McCullough is a 6’10” power forward (Bronx, N.Y./Brewster Academy) that uses his athleticism to dominate both offensively and defensively. 

Joseph’s style of play will fit in great with Boeheim’s system.  He pushes the ball and is a great decision maker in transition.  He has a lanky build, which will make him very effective in the famous Syracuse zone defense. 

Most importantly, Joseph is a player that wants to work hard and earn his minutes.  He knows that there is a roster full of great players at Syracuse and he will have to earn every minute from Boeheim.