With all of rumors swirling around the granite state about different kids from the NHIAA possibly transferring to prep schools, it's fitting that the next player who is officially on the move is one that was not previously being mentioned. Tate Jozokos, from Kingswood Regional High School, will be transferring to the Governor's Academy this fall. This has been confimed to me by Tate's father, Matt. Tate, who is currently a freshman at Kingswood, is a 3 sport star and one of NH's best athletes.
As a freshman at Kingswood this year, Jozokos was the starting quarterback for the football team, the starting point guard on the basketball team, and he is also one of the star players on the lacrosse team. With this move Kingswood High and the NHIAA lose one of it's top athletes (not to mention one of the coolest names!).
However for Jozokos it is a good move. Lacrosse is probably his best sport, and Governor's has an outstanding LAX program. It will also be much better for him academically. Jozokos plans on playing football, basketball and lacrosse at the Governor's Academy.
Kingswood will surely suffer in all three of those sports without Jozokos in the lineup. In basketball they had a very good season this past year, especially compared to how much they struggled previously. Kingswood was carried all year by their top four players: Kevin Smithwood, Dylan Lovering, Jozokos and Kohl Meyers. Next year Meyers will be the only one back as Jozokos is going prep and Smithwood and Lovering are graduating. It will likely be a long year for Kingswood boys hoops coming up.
Best of luck in the future to Tate. He will definitely be missed at Kingswood.