Got Next: Max Joseph
Published by CROWN staff on July 10, 2009
Max Joseph- Got Next
Height/Weight: 6’0/ 165 Lbs.
School: Collège-Français (Montreal, QB)
Club/AAU team: PX knights
Stats: 16.5 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 5.4 apg, 4.4 spg, 1.2 turnovers, 54.1 % free throw
Max Joseph is a 6’0, freshman combo guard currently playing for his Montreal based club team, the PX Knights. Quick and shifty, Max uses both hands effectively to attack the rim, often times using his bulky frame and good body control to absorb the contact on his way to a crafty finish at the basket. When not penetrating, Max has shown the ability to hit a pull up midrange jumper effectively; however he will need to develop his outside shooting quickly to expand his offensive package. Although still growing at a young age, his future position will most probably be the point, for which he will need to improve his ball handling skills and passing abilities off of penetration. He will also need to significantly increase his free throw percentage, especially as a penetrating guard.
On the defensive end, Max has caused opposing teams troubles all year long, using his quick hands and great anticipation to jump the passing lanes and pick off passes at an impressive rate of 4.4 steals per game. His commitment and willingness to play tough both on offense and on defence have earned Max the reputation of one of the best all-round players in Quebec for his age, which was clearly displayed in a mid season meeting with Montreal rivals DJ Sports, as he led his team to victory with an imposing 23 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 6 steals effort. If he keeps up the hard work at both ends of the floor, Max Joseph undoubtedly has the potential to be one of the provinces most complete players for years to come.
–By Jesse Feith–