November 21, 2007

Devoe Joseph is a gopher

Many of you may know this already but on the last day of the early signing period, Devoe Joseph signed on to be a gopher.

Joseph is a 4-star combo guard out of Canada. Joseph is by all accounts a fantastic basketball player. As a junior he led his team to a 42-4 record and averaged 24 points, 4 reb and 5 assists per game. Not bad, eh?

According to Joseph's AAU coach he picked Minnesota over the late, hard-charging Texas Longhorns, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech. Kansas and Illinois also made strong pushes for Joseph but for various reasons were not in the final running.

This signing moves Tubby's recruiting class from good to great. I wouldn't put it at the level of Clem's gem of a class (Bobby Jackson, Quincy Lewis, Charles Thomas and Courtney James) but it is certainly is one of the best "legal" classes the U has ever seen.

I'm really excited about this signing and the class in total. I'll post my thoughts more later, but wanted to get it out there as quick as I could.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's good to see you guys on the rise! Good for the Big 10!