Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Joseph Going Prep
Nashua South sophomore Kaleb Joseph has become the latest NH resident to go from the NHIAA to prep school to play basketball. The talented Joseph is transferring to Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, MA.
"I've been accepted" explained Joseph, an athletic 6'1" point guard. "I move in during Christmas break. I can't attend now because they're getting ready for finals. I start the first day of the second semester. I was just up at practice last night so I can learn all the plays."
Joseph is currently ranked as the #2 sophomore basketball player in the NHIAA. He is an explosive guard who excels and penetrating into the lane and either hitting the pull-up jumper, taking it to the rim or dishing it off to an open teammate. Joseph is a tough defender and is a long, athletic player who plays with a bounce in his step and makes the game look easy. He's played high level AAU ball for the Expressions Elite program where he's performed well and received plenty of exposure.
One reason many players go prep is so that they can repeat a year to a lower grade to give themselves another year of basketball with both their prep and AAU team to become and better player and gain even more exposure.
"I'm going to finish out my sophomore year this season and then repeat it and reclassify next year" explained Joseph."
Nashua South will sorely miss having Joseph in the lineup over the next 3 years. They failed to make the Class L playoffs last season, and then graduated star point guard Jake Nelson in the spring. Now lose their best returning player to prep school. Look for junior guard Anthony Muccioli and senior guard/forward Nilsson Basora to now lead the way for the Purple Panthers.