Joseph Plans To Cut List Soon

The recruiting process is nearing its end for Devoe Joseph. He's starting to develop a list of favorites and will likely narrow his list to a few schools in the next month.

The Pitt Jam Fest was Devoe Joseph's coming out party. The 6-foot-3, 170-pound guard led his squad to the tournament title and he walked away with the tournament MVP.

Since then the Ajax (ON) Pickering standout has replicated his performance. At NBA Camp and at Nike's Skills Academy, Joseph showed a unique scoring ability and proved he's worthy of high-major offers.

"I think I had a real good summer," Joseph said. "It was a good summer for exposure and I thought it went well. I went to a lot of events with my AAU team and I got a lot more interest. Recruiting wise it helped a lot."

Joseph ended the summer with scholarship offers from Minnesota, St. John's, Connecticut, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt and Arkansas. He hopes to cut his list soon.

"I took some unofficials and I still have some unofficials left," Joseph said. "Soon I'll be narrowing down my list to my last couple of schools. I just need to get a good look at everything and I'll go from there."

Tubby Smith and his staff are one of the many schools that are recruiting Joseph, and this past weekend they hosted him on an unofficial visit. Joseph came away with a good impression of the school and the city.

"I thought it was nice," he said about his visit to Minnesota. "It was a nice town and a nice city. It was really clean and the campus was nice. Overall I liked it."

Next up for Joseph are in-home visits. Although the dates are tentative he said he plans to meet with Illinois' staff on the 11th. The next day the Hokies are expected to stop by.

Following the in-home visits, Joseph will hit the road again. He'll trip to Saint John's on September 22nd. Two weeks later he'll head to Storrs to check out Connecticut's campus.

Joseph, who checked in at No. 98 in the post July rankings, hopes to make his college decision within the next two months. He plans on signing in November.


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