Long Island Prospect Still Open In Recruiting

Reporter Mike Sullivan has a free look at the individual game of former Long Island star Josh Elbaum, who is currently wide open in his recruiting process ...

Josh Elbaum, a 6-foot-3 multi-versatile guard prospect formerly from St. John The Baptist High School on Long Island, New York, had a solid prep year for Northfield Mount Hermon in Massachusetts. He is currently open in his recruiting but has some schools interested.

Josh just sent in his application to Columbia. In addition, Quinnipiac and Colgate may come by this week to watch him workout.

Elbaum, who previously had some great seasons for St. John The Baptist High School in West Islip, New York, always showed the ability and skill level to help a team in many different ways to win a game.

PREVIOUS EVALUATION:

Elbaum has shown the ability to help his team in many ways. He has nice size for a lead guard and has impressed the reporters on this website many times with his ability to distribute, score, defend, and rebound.

BRIAN TOWEY'S EVALUATION OF JOSH ELBAUM'S INDIVIDUAL GAME:

A pass-first point guard with good size for his position, Elbaum has strong vision and defends well on the ball. It's also possible that he's not done growing.

PREVIOUS AAU PROGRAM: Rhode Island-based Expressions

JOSH ELBAUM'S RECRUITING PROCESS:

Josh said some college coaches are supposed to come up and take a look at him in workouts. "I'm supposed to talk to my coach tonight so hopefully there's some good news," he said.

Previously, we reported that Navy was a latest school to get involved and show interest. Ivy League school Columbia has also been active in his recruiting process.

WHAT JOSH SAID ABOUT THE COLUMBIA HEAD COACH:

"I really like coach (Joe) Jones (Columbia head coach). "I think he is a great coach."

Elbaum also added: "I also have offers from school in the NEC, and am really excited about that. But my goals for college are still very academically minded."


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