Posted On: 05/29/18 12:45 PM
One of the top guards in the class of 2020 in Louisiana has already accomplished plenty in his two years of high school. Byron Joshua, 5’10 PG, is one of the top true point guards in the state as well and shows off his leadership every time he steps on the court.
Joshua helped spearhead one of the better defensive teams in Crescent City over the past two years and that resulted in a LHSAA State Championship his freshman season and a State Runner-Up in the rematch against Jehovah-Jireh this past season.
“Winning a state championship felt great; it is a feeling that I love and will experience again but losing hurt and it makes me work harder.” Crescent City loses a load of seniors that helped build the school into a power in the state but the 2020 class, led by Joshua, may be better than that group of seniors.
Throughout the first half of the summer, with Louisiana Supreme 16u Gold, Joshua showed his ability to score from multiple levels and led the team in assists as well. He’s a pass first point guard that gets everyone involved and that helped lead LA Supreme to a 18-4 record and the championship at the Adidas Atlanta MDC this past weekend (see below).
As a smaller guard, there is no doubt finishing in traffic becomes a challenge as the talent level, thus size, increases. Joshua already has a nice runner and has the athleticism to finish at the rim. However, he said this about his development this summer, “Finishing through contact and over taller defenders. Especially floaters.”
Where he ends up at the next level will be fun to watch as he is sure to end his high school career with a host of awards and championships. This June for Crescent City and Byron will be about developing the young squad into one ready to compete at a high level. When asked about June, and July, Byron simply said he’s looking to, “Prove a point.”