The Syracuse Orange made an unthinkable run to the Final Four as a No. 10 seed during the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Now it looks like they will be replacing one of their key bench players as Kaleb Joseph is looking to transfer out and to the Big East.
College Basketball Talk reported the news, per ESPN, that Joseph will transfer to Creighton to continue his career. This transfer, which was announced last week, is likely due to his diminished playing time from the 2015-16 season.
During his freshman year, Joseph was thrust into the starting point guard role after Tyler Ennis left for the NBA. He started 30 games and averaged 5.9 points and 3.8 assists per game.
The combination of Michael Gbinije taking over the starting role and Franklin Howard becoming the primary backup is what caused Kaleb Joseph’s departure. He only averaged six minutes of playing time per game and less than a point per game during the 2015-16 season.
Due to NCAA transfer rules, Joseph must sit out the 2016-17 season, but would likely compete for the starting role once he is eligible to get back on the court.
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