Buckeyes Chase Joseph

Since his arrival in the United States, junior Cory Joseph has emerged as one of the premier floor generals in the country. Ohio State, and several others are giving chase.

Ever since his arrival at Henderson (NV) Findlay Prep, Cory Joseph has emerged as one of the top point guard recruits in the class of 2010. Although he was known by some American programs and evaluators before making the move from Canada, his play at Findlay and with his summer team Grassroots Canada has really put the junior point guard on the map..

"With my high school we've been pretty much going nonstop. We do a lot of conditioning so I feel like I'm ready," said Joseph. "The playing has helped me a lot too. We play every day and there's more exposure than in Canada. We really go hard every day."

A lead guard with excellent size, Joseph is also well known as a dangerous net stripper from beyond the three point line. This spring he's showed off much improved explosiveness to the basket and it's not surprising that many of the top programs in the nation are calling on him.

"I'm pretty open. There are a lot of schools reacuriting me right now," said Joseph. "Louisville, Ohio State, UNLV, Memphis, Arkansas, Texas Tech, Texas and Texas A&M. It's been all over the place and there's a bunch more."

According to Joseph, the Buckeyes have been a constant in his recruitment.

"I like them a lot and they say they love me. Coach Major has been recruiting me," said Joseph of the Buckeyes. "I actually went there when Minnesota played there. I checked it out a bit and liked what I saw."

Speaking of his brother, Minnesota freshman Devoe Joseph, the younger Joseph says that playing with him isn't necessarily something that is a priority at this point.

"Sure everybody would like to play with their brother," told Buckeye Sports. "I'm always open to what is best for me though."

For now, Joseph is focusing on a strong run on the grassroots basketball circuit. He plans to narrow things down towards the end of the summer before taking visits and making a fall decision.

"I know that it's going to be a lot harder hard and different in college," said Joseph of looking ahead to college. "At home you are the man and get all the shots, but you get to college you have to switch. I've learned that you have to be ready for whatever."

Buckeye Sports Top Stories