Looking Like A Late Signee
Things appear to be changing with Byron Joynes, not just on the court but off it as well. The Baltimore area transfer is being pushed by Oak Hill coach Steve Smith.
"He's in a little better shape," Smith said. "He's lost some weight. He's about 310 and he's 6-9. He's got good hands. He can score but he plays below the rim because of his weight. I think he can be a very good basketball player.
Joynes will join Jarvelle Scott and Ivan Harris down low for the loaded Warriors. He's going to get a chance to really play significant minutes. "He's going to help us a lot because he's a wide body and he'll rebound. He'll pass and play within the team concept."
Joynes' recruitment has slowed down. He visited Michigan early in the fall but the Wolverines aren't in the picture and have since accepted a commitment from Courtney Sims. Maryland, Tennessee, Clemson and Texas made stops to see him but none have offered and Byron does not have any other visits set up.
"I think he's going to wait until late," Smith said. After the smoke clears in November they'll be a lot of people coming in. He's got a lot of schools but no one has said ‘here's a scholarship.' The schools that have come in have liked him. They see a guy who has a chance to be good but he's got to get his body changed and be dedicated."