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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Kaleb Joseph - 6'2 G

Cushing Academy
Class of 2014
Hometown: Nashua, NH
Twitter: @KalebJoseph15
AAU: Rivals
Offers: Tennessee, Maryland, Boston College, Providence, TCU,  New Hampshire, Fordham, St Bonaventure, Western Kentucky, Delaware

August 2011 - From BC Prospect Camp Recap..."In the world of basketball, the life of any young guard is a life of who's hot and who's not.  After a Luke-warm Summer, today Kaleb Joseph turned the hot water on.  The first thing that strikes you about KJ is his length.  He stands 6'2 or 6'3, but he has long-loping arms which allow him to play much bigger.  Along with his length, he has a long, lean frame and wide-receiver speed.  In terms of his game, he can handle, shoot and possesses a nice elbow pull-up game.  But his real talents right now are his ability to explosively change directions and his ability to slash to the basket from the guard spot and attack the rim. Today, he changed directions and beat his man with the crossover dribble numerous times.  On a few other occasions, he beat his man with his dribble, drawing help, and then slipped the help with an explosive hop-step before finishing at the basket.  On another play, KJ brought the ball over the left-side of half-court on the secondary-break at 3/4 speed before blowing by his man at the hash with the right hand and fast-forwarding a two-dribble slash to the cup before drawing a defender and dropping an easy dime to a teammate for a cupcake.   Easy basketball.  On another play, Joseph caught an outlet pass and quickly advanced the ball up the floor to a teammate, who subsequently took the rock to the cup.  Kaleb trailed the play hard, and when his teammate's shot attempt popped up off the rim in front of the basket, KJ was there, his head near rim level, to grab the ball and throw down an emphatic two-hand put back dunk which many mistook for one of this afternoon's many rumbles of thunder.  In regard to his defensive ability, with his length, foot-speed, and athleticism, all you do is just not your head.  It's just a matter of matching his ability to his defensive attitude.  This kid is just learning the game.  As he develops his skills and gains an understanding of how to best match his package with his game, this rising sophomore is a sure-fire D1 Prospect." 

July 2011- Joseph is a talented guard who can play either back-court position.  He has a nice handle and a smooth pull-up game.  Knows where to be on the floor and looks to advance the basketball up the court.  Joseph also displays a high Basketball IQ and does a nice job as a facilitator on the floor.

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