Joseph is currently ranked the No. 51 overall prospect and No. 10 point guard in the class of 2014 according to ESPN Recruiting Nation. The Orange were joined by Providence and West Virginia on Joseph’s final list.
The 6-3 point guard has good length and size. He also possesses great vision, high basketball IQ and the ability to get to the hoop. In addition, Joseph is an excellent ball-handler and a good shooter.
Joseph needs to become a better rebounder and a more precise passer. He also needs to be more consistent on the defensive end.
Joseph told ESPN.com that he has always dreamed of playing for the Orange.
It's always been my dream school, and I just don't think there are many people who have the opportunity to do what they have dreamed about since they were young," Joseph said. "To work so hard for so long and then have God put the opportunity in front of me, it just felt right."
Joseph is the second top-recruit from the 2014 class to commit to Syracuse. Chris McCullough (Bronx, N.Y./Brewster Academy), the seventh best prospect in the class according to ESPN, verbally committed to the Orange on Nov. 5, 2012. The Orange also have made offers to 2014 prospects Stanley Johnson (Fullerton, Calif./Mater Dei), Goodluck Okonoboh (Boston, Mass./Wilbraham and Monsom Academy) and Isaiah Whitehead (Brooklyn, N.Y./ Lincoln). Johnson, a 6-6 small forward, is rated as the 12th best prospect in the class by ESPN while Okonoboh, a 6-9 center, is rated as the 19th best prospect and Whitehead, a 6-4 shooting guard, is rated as the 35th best prospect.