Former Syracuse guard Kaleb Joseph will continue his collegiate career at Creighton next season as first reported by Syracuse.com’s Chris Carlson.
Joseph, a sophomore, will have to sit out next season due to NCAA transfer rules and will be eligible to take the court for the Bluejays in the 2017-2018 season. Creighton is led by Greg McDermott – father of Chicago Bulls player and former Creighton star Doug McDermott – and hasn’t made the NCAA Tournament since 2014. Along with Joseph, former Kansas State guard Marcus Foster will be eligible to play for the Bluejays in the 2016-2017 season after sitting out this season.
On the Syracuse end of things, the transfer of Joseph closes the book on a story that was hard for Orange fans to watch for the majority of the past two seasons. In his freshman year Joseph was the Orange’s starting point guard and averaged 5.9 points and 3.8 assists per on 27 minutes per game, but you could tell the guard wasn’t quite there yet. Jim Boeheim wasn’t satisfied with Joseph’s defense or his shooting ability, but those were both things that were supposed to grow after his first full offseason with SU.
Unfortunately, this didn’t happen, and in his sophomore year Joseph was benched for the likes of freshmen Malachi Richardson and Frank Howard. He played just 6.3 minutes per game this year, and only played in 18 games. More than anything else, Joseph’s transfer opens up a scholarship the Orange will hopefully be needing. SU has been looking at Class of 2016 forward Taurean Thompson and Columbia transfer Grant Mullins to fill the open spots left by Joseph and Chino Obokoh.
Posted: Nathan Dickinson