Saul Smith Watches Cory Joseph Score 12

Cory Joseph, a 6-foot-3 junior guard from Henderson (NV) Findlay College Prep and younger brother of Minnesota freshman Devoe Joseph, played in front of Gopher assistant coach Saul Smith Monday night in the Flyin' to the Hoop Tournament in Dayton. Joseph transferred from Pickering High School in Ontario and has helped lead Findlay to a 20-0 mark this year.

Cory Joseph played all 32 minutes and finished with 12 points, three rebounds, four assists and one blocked shot in their 66-62 win over Huber Heights (OH) Wayne Monday night.

The Warriors are led by sophomore guards Markus Crider and Travis Trice. Crider, who already has offers from Akron, Dayton and Wright State, has received interest from Minnesota, Ohio State, Dayton and Xavier. He was hampered by foul trouble against Findlay Prep and finished with seven points.

Trice, the son of Wayne head coach Travis Trice, made seven of 10 shots from the field, two of three from three-point range and six of seven from the line as he had 22 points for the Warriors.

Gopher assistant coach Saul Smith told the Wayne head coach after the game that he will be hearing from the school, so expect both guards to be firmly on the Minnesota radar.

Cory Joseph helped lead Findlay Prep to three wins in the Flyin' to the Hoop Tournament. He had eight points, eight rebounds and six assists in their 92-21 win over Toledo Bedford Friday. Findlay outscored Bedford 46-2 in the second half and allowed only eight field goals for the game.

Joseph had 12 points on four of seven shooting, including three of four from three-point range in a 60-50 win over Garfield Heights. He added six rebounds and two assists.

Joseph is averaging 9.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game this season for Findlay, which is ranked #2 in the country by USA Today, and #4 by ESPN Rise.

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