He may be north of the border and out of the national recruiting eye in July, but Devoe Joseph has done enough to have the right people watching. The 6-foot-2, 170-pound combo guard from Pickering (Ont.) High School lead his Canadian U19 team in Serbia and has a half dozen schools left on his list.
Joseph averaged 22.6 points a game and was second overall in the U19 World Championships in scoring in July. He also averaged 5.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists a game in eight games of action. The Rivals150 guard said he enjoyed every minute of the international tournament.
"In Serbia, the competition was great. There were future NBA players and some of the best players in the world for their age," Joseph said. "Overall I was satisfied with my performance and I realized certain things that I'd like to work on for the next level. As for the challenge, it's the worlds so the challenge was great because everyone is representing their country so everyone gives their best effort."
Joseph has impressed a number of high-majors and was one of the most sought after guards after his spring showing on the AAU circuit. Joseph said he has had a chance to trim his list down since returning home from Serbia.
"I have narrowed down my list to Minnesota, Texas A&M, Michigan, Connecticut, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech with no particular standout at this time," he said.
With a half dozen schools on his short list, Joseph said he has yet to set up any visits for the fall but hopes to do so soon before making a decision in the fall.