Offers come in for Joseph

It has been a good spring for Kaleb Joseph, and schools from all over the country are involved in his recruitment.

Four-star point guard Kaleb Joseph from Ashburnham (Mass.) Cushing Academy has had an excellent spring. The scoring point guard in the 2014 class is taking his game to a new level, and now is seeing offers come in at a steady rate.

At 6-foot-2, Joseph has good size, excellent speed, and the ability to create for himself or others. That has been on display during the AAU season with the Mass Rivals, and overall Joseph has been fairly happy with his play.

"Individually I am doing okay," said Joseph. "I think that I can always do better. I am just looking forward to July so I can go out and prove myself."

On June 15, Joseph described his phone as "crazy" and said he was getting hit up quite a bit. It should be no surprise that high-majors over multiple conferences were showing him attention with calls and texts.

"I am hearing the most from Tennessee, Maryland, Georgetown, Pittsburgh, Kansas State, Providence, and Connecticut," said Joseph.

According to Joseph the school that has put in the most work at this point is Tennessee.

"Coach (Tracy) Webster and Coach (Cuonzo) Martin call me all the time," said Joseph. "Coach Webster recruited Deron Williams and Dee Brown at Illinois, so he is always telling me how my game compares to theirs and what they did to get to the next level. He tells me the things I need to do to get to the next level."

While Tennessee has been in the closest contact, he is yet to take a visit to the school. However he has taken a few visits already this spring.

"I went up to Connecticut and Providence as well," said Joseph. "I have also visited Boston College in the past. I plan on taking more visits once the summer is over."

The Friars are working hard to make significant in-roads in New England. They did so in 2012 with Ricardo Ledo and Kris Dunn, and that could be paying off again.

"Providence is real nice," said Joseph. "I know Ricardo Ledo so it was good to see a familiar face. Also a few Mass Rivals players like Carson (Desrosiers) are up there so it was good to play against them in pick up."

Also Connecticut did a good job of showing Joseph what they had to offer.

"UConn is real nice," Joseph explained. "They have a rich history and a guard heavy school. Coach Kevin Ollie is talking to me a lot and says I could be very good there. He thinks I could be the type of leader he is looking for."

Another school that has had some recent success recruiting the area is Maryland. With assistant coach Scott Spinelli having ties to the area he likes to recruit New England, and the Terrapins are making an impression on Joseph.

"Maryland is a real good program," said Joseph. "I've always been a fan of theirs. Their coaches tell me I would look good in their pick and roll system."

Currently Joseph is ranked as the No. 43 player overall in 2014 and the No. 9 point guard.


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