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Posted On: 12/31/17 12:00 PM
One of the state’s more underrated sophomores, 6-foot-2 shooting guard Tai’Reon Joseph could have a breakout year ahead of him.
The Scotlandville 2020 played with Elfrid Payton Elite 15U last spring and summer, and we recently caught up with the skilled guard, who explained his game and skill-set to PHLA.
“I like to shoot the ball, that’s one of my strengths. And I like to get open layups, and stuff like that,” said Joseph.
“I need to work on my right hand, and play better defense.”
After coming off the bench on a senior-laden Hornets squad last season, Joseph has moved into a bigger role as a sophomore. He’s averaging eight points and two rebounds per game for Scotlandville.
“It’s different than last year because we all got to step-up. Last year we had a lot of seniors and we didn’t play much, this year we’re getting to play,” said Joseph.
“I haven’t really set any goals or anything like that. I just want to to go out there and play basketball.”
After spending last summer with Elfrid Payton 15U, he says he’ll probably go back and play with them again for what will be a very important 16U season.
“I think about recruitment a lot. Last year they said the college coaches could watch us, but couldn’t really recruit us, said Joseph. “So I’m looking forward to that this summer.”