* Poised and mature
* Great shooter
* Can finish through contact
* Good defender
* Could get shot off quicker
* Could tighten handle a bit
* Needs to bump up free throw percentage
Joseph hasn't signed with an agent yet, and there's a chance he could return to school. Joseph, competitor that he is, would make the most of whatever position he's drafted in and would stand a good chance to make an NBA roster. But he might be better served to return to school and team with fellow Canadian Myck Kabongo, a McDonald's All-American point guard, to form one of the best backcourts in the country.
Joseph earned second-team Freshman All-America honors from the USBWA and was also chosen to the Big 12 All-Rookie team. He led the Longhorns in assists, three-point percentage and steals.
10.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.5 tpg, 1.1 spg, 32.4 mpg, .422 FG, .413 3PT, .699 FT
Joseph's assist-to-turnover ratio was 2:1, which is solid for a veteran player and exceptional for a freshman.
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What Insiders Say:
Texas assistant coach Russell Springmann
"He's a total player. He affects the game in every way possible."
What Outsiders Say:
Kansas coach Bill Self
"Cory Joseph allows all the other pieces to fit. He allows [Dogus] Balbay to be Balby and Jordan [Hamilton] to be Jordan and J'Covan [Brown] to be J'Covan. He's the one piece that's there because he can stretch it, he can play the point, because he can guard a point guard or a two. He's big enough and strong enough to do a lot of things."
Chris Dortch is the editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.
|Three-point field goals: 52-for-126 (.413).|