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Prospect Profile

Cory Joseph

  • Full Name: Cory Joseph
  • Position: Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-3 / 185
  • Birthdate: September 20, 1991
  • College: Texas
San Antonio Spurs Round 1: Pick 29

Strengths:
  * Competes
  * Poised and mature
  * Great shooter
  * Can finish through contact
  * Good defender

Weaknesses:
  * Could get shot off quicker
  * Could tighten handle a bit
  * Needs to bump up free throw percentage
 

NBA projection:
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.

2010-11 Season:
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.

Key statistics:
10.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.5 tpg, 1.1 spg, 32.4 mpg, .422 FG, .413 3PT, .699 FT

Cool statistic:
Joseph's assist-to-turnover ratio was 2:1, which is solid for a veteran player and exceptional for a freshman.

Reminds me of:
Daniel Gibson

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.

 

Texas
Season G MPG FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT RPG APG SPG BPG PTS AVG
2010-11 36 32.4 136 322 .422 51 73 .699 3.6 3.0 1.0 0.3 375 10.4
Three-point field goals: 52-for-126 (.413).

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