Joseph is a popular July target

It was a strong showing for Kaleb Joseph in front of a large group of coaches at the adidas Invitational.

Four-star point guard Kaleb Joseph was a heavily watched prospect at the adidas Invitational. Joseph is a big and athletic guard who has piqued the interest of many top schools. Now he is hoping to play well and assert himself as one of the best in the country.

For Joseph, July is a chance to show everybody how far his game has come, and what he is able to do on the court.

"In July I just want to show that I am a leader and I can lead my team to wins," said Joseph. "I just want to be consistent. Consistency is what makes players great, so that is what I am trying to show."

Schools such as Marquette, Syracuse, Boston College, Providence, Connecticut, Ohio State, Cincinnati, Kansas State, Tennessee, and others have been recruiting Joseph for a while, and he said he noticed several of them in the stands.

"All of the schools that have been recruiting me have all been coming at me hard," said Joseph. "I have seen all of the coaches here at every game."

The Syracuse Orange have been after Joseph for a while, and according to Joseph they feel he can step right in and be an impact player in their system.

"They are telling me that they have had three lottery picks at the guard spot in the last five years, and they think I can be the next one," Joseph explained. "I know they are a guard oriented team, so it could be a good fit for me."

With UConn coach Kevin Ollie and his pedigree is a huge a selling point.

"He's been around the NBA and he knows what it takes to get there," said Joseph of Ollie. "That is something that stands out, he knows about player development and what it takes to get to the NBA."

For now Joseph is in no hurry to make a decision. In fact he plans to visit as many schools as he can after the July evaluation period before making a commitment.

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