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Kaleb Joseph Transferring to Creighton

Kaleb Joseph is transferring from the Syracuse basketball program.

Kaleb Joseph is transferring from the Syracuse basketball program, according to our Ben Sigel. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports first reported the transfer. The news is not a huge surprise, but there was some question as to his future going forward. 

UPDATE: According to his AAU coach Vin Pastore, Joseph will transfer to Creighton. The destination was first reported by Chris Carlson of the Syracuse Post-Standard. 

Joseph came to Syracuse as a four-star point guard but was thrust into the starting job immediately after Tyler Ennis left after his freshman year to go to the NBA. Joseph had a very inconsistent freshman season and lost his starting spot by the end of the year. 

As a sophomore, there was some buzz around his offseason improvement. Though he was not going to start, there still seemed to be a role for him. However, that role disappeared early in the season after he struggled mightily on the court. 

With a five-star, elite prospect Tyus Battle coming in along with Franklin Howard's emergence, the move is in the best interest of both Syracuse and Joseph. 

There is now an extra scholarship for Syracuse to bring in another reinforcement for the 2016-17 campaign. SU has already been linked to Columbia graduate transfer guard Grant Mullins. A grad transfer is the best likely option as it does not tie up scholarships beyond next season.

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