Commonwealth Classic: Adrian Joseph

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The Game…

After being down by close to 30 points by halftime, the Blue Team charged back in the second half before falling to the White Team 155-143. The team MVP’s were guard JamesOn Curry for the White and versatile guard/forward Alex Galindo for the Blue. Curry earned game MVP honors, tallying 23 points including two three-pointers and making five of six free throws.

The point totals were as follows…

White Team:

(JMU Commit) SG Joe Posey – 26 (including 7 three-pointers)
(UNC) G JamesOn Curry – 23
(TN Commit, NBA possibility) PF/C Jackie Butler – 22
(WVU) G Darris Nichols – 16 (including 14 in first half)
(UVA) G/F Adrian Joseph – 15 (including 13 in first half)
(Richmond) C Drew Crank – 15
(Missouri) G/F Glen Dandridge – 13
(VCU) F Michael Anderson – 10
(UT-Chattanooga) PG Kenny Hunt – 8
(Tulane) F Donnie Stith – 4

Blue Team:

(UTEP) G/F Alex Galindo – 33
(Undecided) SG Tyree Evans – 26
(VT) F Deron Washington – 25
(Undecided) F Sam Young – 16
(Arkansas) C Darian Townes – 12
(VT) PG Marquie Cooke – 11
(Richmond) F AD Vassallo-Colon – 9
(New Mexico) PF Bambale Osby – 6
(UNC-Wilmington) SG Daniel Fountain – 3
(Undecided) Jason Flagler – 2

Top Performers according to CC organizer Thomas Leachman: Drew Crank, Joe Posey, Darris Nichols, Tyree Evans, Deron Washington

Scouting Report: Adrian Joseph

Joseph gave the White team a tremendous boost in the first half. Coming off the bench, he scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half, helping White attain a lead they would not relinquish. Joseph, a left-hander, has a nice looking stroke from long range.

In addition to his scoring, the 6-7, 205 pound wing player showed excellent passing ability. He made a crowd-pleasing behind-the-back pass on a fast break in the first half. Joseph showed impressive passing skills during last summer’s ABCD camp as well, so it appears to be one of his strengths.

Joseph had a quiet second half, scoring only two points on limited shot attempts. Overall, he was excited about the experience in Richmond for more than just the basketball competition.

“It was great,” Joseph said of the experience. “I’m going to be down here [in Virginia] next year so, I’m just trying to get used to it right now…the