Sunday, April 18, 2010

Cory Joseph Sweepstakes Drags On

Cory Joseph didn't make his college choice known yesterday, as had been rumored. Instead, with the nation's top 2 point guard recruits committing to Kansas and Kentucky yesterday, Cory is now the #1 point guard recruit still out there. He reiterated that his top 5 choices are Connecticut, Minnesota, UNLV, Texas and Villanova.

At UConn, they're saying that Texas is a threat, because Joseph's high school teammate Tristan Thompson has signed with the Longhorns. At UNLV, they're saying Minnesota might be the leader because Cory's brother Devoe and "another close Canadian friend" Mo Walker are there.

With the Gophers coming off a disappointing season--other than those 3 big wins in the Big Ten tournament--and with a number of players graduating and/or otherwise leaving the program at the end of the year, this recruiting class is big in both senses of the word. 6 kids. And vitally important to the Gophers' future.

And, so, it seems that the caliber of kids Tubby has already signed and/or is pursuing is maybe a cut below what one might hope. Except for Cory Joseph. That's how big Cory is to this program. He's probably the difference between competing for a Big Ten title and a continuing string of 5th or 6th place finishes.

Cory said he needs another week, maybe 2 to decide.


  1. So far I think UConn is the leader. But Minnesota and Texas are still in the running.

    In the end I think it will come down to Uconn and Minnesota

  2. OK, I give up. Who are you and why are you saying such terrible things!? ;-)