Cory Joseph Gets Plenty of Recruiting Looks

Cory Joseph, a 6-foot-3 point guard from Henderson (NV) Findlay College Prep and younger brother of Minnesota Gopher incoming freshman Devoe Joseph, is gaining plenty of recruiting interest. Joseph transferred from Pickering High School in Ontario and will start school Monday. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Grassroots Canada AAU coach Ro Russell to learn the latest on Joseph's recruitment.

Cory Joseph is ranked as a four-star player and No. 8 among point guards by Joseph plays for Coach Ro Russell and the Grassroots Canada AAU program and was a key figure on Pickering teams that won back to back Provincial Championships.

Russell said that Joseph has seen his recruitment rise after playing for Team Canada in the Nike Global Challenge.

"He is blowing up. He is really open and is hearing from a large number of schools such as Texas, Florida, Connecticut, Villanova, Kansas, Virginia Tech, Georgetown, Minnesota, UNLV and a host of other schools."

Joseph has two years of eligibility at Findlay, but there is a slight chance he could graduate in 2009. However, if he stays both years, Russell thinks that Cory could outshine his talented brother.

"Possibly. The opportunity is there in the future, playing at an American prep school and working hard," Russell said.

Russell thinks that Joseph is a talented player.

"He is a good defender and active point guard." evaluated Joseph as having "one of the best pure jump shots of anyone in the class of 2010" and that he is a "high major lock that can be recommended to any program in the country."

Coach Russell said, "I strongly feel Cory will benefit tremendously at Findlay Prep both athletically and academically. With their guards moving on, he has a big opportunity to make an impact for two years and really develop his game. Coach Peck and Coach Simon do a great job, and Cory and his family are very happy that Cory is attending Findlay Prep."

Findlay College Prep sent all five of their guards to Division I last season. Deividas Dulkys committed to Florida State, DeAndre Liggins signed with Kentucky, Jacques Streeter committed to Cal State-Fullerton, Curtis Dennis to New Mexico, and Jorge Gutierrez, who got some interest from Minnesota, signed with California.

Joseph joins three returnees to the 32-1 Findlay College Prep team - Clarence Trent, Carlos Lopez (who has committed to UNLV) and Godwin Okonji.

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