Toye showing improvement

Four-star Joseph Toye looks to making major improvements to his perimeter game.

Last season as a sophomore class of 2015 small forward Joseph Toye looked the part of a kid with a world of upside but as more prospect than player. Now Toye is at La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere, and he is showing signs of major improvement.

For the four-star Toye it was a long off season. The 6-foot-6 forward made it a point to work on his perimeter skills, and in La Lumiere's early season games it looks like that hard work has paid off.

"I've just been working on ripping and being strong with the ball," said Toye. "Basically I have been working with Coach Huss on my perimeter skills and it has been a lot of fun to grow as a player."

Schools such as Creighton, Iowa, Illinois, DePaul, and Missouri have been recruiting Toye for a while, but he says a few new programs have stepped up and joined in as well.

"I have been talking to Vanderbilt a lot," said Toye. "Also Memphis, Princeton, and a few others, but those are the main ones."

A good student to go along with being a good player, Toye says that the interest from Vanderbilt is something that definitely intrigues him.

"Vanderbilt came to one of our early open gyms and they really liked me, so their coaches said they were definitely going to recruit me," said Toye. "Also Vanderbilt is a really good academic school, so that is definitely something I am going to look into."

At the moment Toye is in no significant hurry to pick a school and is more focused on his team, and he has high hopes for his La Lumiere squad.

"Hopefully we make it to the national tournament and do some damage there," said Toye.

Currently Toye is seen as the No. 16 small forward and the No. 76 prospect overall in the class of 2015.


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