Despite having such a strong start to his final year, the nation didn't get to see Joseph at his best. In a televised affair against Columbus (Ohio) Northland, Joseph and his Henderson (Nev.) Findlay squad lost their first game in two years.
"Shots just weren't falling," Joseph, who scored just 10 points in the loss, told Scout.com. "I was getting shots they just weren't falling. The game goes like that sometimes."
"I was pretty ticked off after the game," Joseph said. "At the same time we lost. We can't blame the refs. We can't blame anyone. They played a great game. I feel like I could have played better and I know for next time that I have to play harder."
But the one game doesn't define Joseph's last season on the high school circuit. The talented lead guard has positioned himself to make a move in Scout.com's next rankings and he's the leader for on the most talented teams in the country.
Through 17 games, Joseph is averaging a team best 18.3 points, to go along with 6.5 rebounds per contest and 94 assists compared to just 24 turnovers on the season.
"I feel more confident," Joseph said. "It's about getting to play more often and getting into the gym and practice, practice, practice. I've been working on my shot and getting stronger and working on my explosiveness and speed and anything else to help me get an edge."
"I've just been training hard and we've training hard as a team," he said. "We all go in after practice, or before practice. Over the summer it was great because I went to France and Brazil and some camps. I got to play against great talent overseas and here in the states."
"I took all five officials and I'm just waiting," Joseph said. "I'm going to get into deep conversation with my mom, dad, family and coaches and I'm going to go from there. I'm just kind of freelancing. [I'll commit] whenever I feel 100-percent and get everyone on board."
Joseph's most recent official visit was to UNLV in mid-December. Although he was already familiar with their program, he used the visit to get a better feel for the atmosphere.
"It was a good visit. I'm pretty familiar with Lon Kruger and the guys up there. I hadn't been able to get a feel for their atmosphere and how they played, so I went to one of their games and it was a good atmosphere.
Joseph, a five-star prospect, doesn't have a timetable for making his college choice.