Recruiting Report: Joseph Yesufu (2019)

Recruiting
Illinois

Posted On: 05/15/18 3:00 PM

Joseph Yesufu is a 2019 point guard from Bolingbrook High School that ranks as one of the top prospects at his position in the class.  The quick and shifty guard has good strength in his upper body.  He pushes the ball in the open floor with great speed.  Burst with the ball getting to the cup where he converts acrobatic layups.  Three point shot is a bit streaky, but he can hit it.  Tough and aggressive on ball defender.

How was his junior year at Bolingbrook?

“We could have done a lot better.  I got injured at the end of the season so we couldn’t go that far.  Kaleb (Thornton) is leaving and next year will be my year to step up.”

He spoke about the areas he saw the most improvement in his skill set over the past season.

“Getting my teammates involved.  Everybody knows I can score so it is time to add that to my game.”

What’s new with recruiting?

“I picked up offers from Drake and UC Davis recently.  I also have Green Bay, UTEP, DePaul, UW-Milwaukee, Winthrop, SIU, and NIU.”

Yesufu is currently the #13 overall prospect and #3 point guard in the 2019 PHI Rankings.