PISCATAWAY, NJ – Byron Joynes, a 6-9, 300-pound center from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, VA, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Rutgers University for head coach Gary Waters, it was announced today. Joynes will be a freshman at Rutgers in 2003-04.
Joynes, who was rated the No. 21 center in the nation by RivalHoops.Com, helped lead Oak Hill to a 31-4 record this past season. Oak Hill is a prep powerhouse that plays a national schedule and featured six seniors who will play Division I basketball next season. At Oak Hill last season, Joynes shot 58% from the field, averaging 7.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in just 15 minutes per game.