Kaleb Joseph, one of the top point guards in the Class of 2014 out of the Mass Rivals AAU program and Cushing (Mass.) Academy, will be contributing periodically to ZAGSBLOG during his junior season. Here’s his first entry:
Christmas break has just begun, and it has started off on a good note. My prep school team is undefeated. We’re playing well, sharing the ball, and everybody is making shots. I couldn’t be happier.
It’s always great coming home to family and friends who I don’t get to see too often because I’m always so busy with basketball. I’ve got a new baby sister who was two months old on Christmas Day. So being around the family is just what I need right now.
I’m looking forward to seeing my old high school team play in their Christmas tournament. I started off with all those guys when I was young and it always makes me happy seeing them play and supporting them.
I’m also looking forward to seeing my AU coach Vin Pastore, and working out with him. He is big on skill development, and it’s always fun getting better with him.
Coming home is always a reminder of how blessed I am to be in the situation I’m in. Going away to prep school was the best decision I’ve made, and coming back home to all the support of my city is just another reason to work that much harder every day. There aren’t too many ball players that have made it from N.H.
Matt Bonner is the only one in the league and ever since I can remember I told myself I would be next. With countless hours of work in the gym and the support of my family I’m going to do everything possible to make that happen.
I currently hold offers from Boston College, Gonzaga, Kansas State, Maryland, Providence, Seton Hall, Tennessee and West Virginia, with interest from Florida State, Georgetown, Marquette and Miami.
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.