Falcon men sign point guard as Jans’ first recruit


David ‘‘Pepe’’ Joseph has signed a national letter to play basketball at Bowling Green State University
in the fall of 2014.
“I am pleased to publicize that David “Pepe” Joseph has signed a letter of intent with Bowling Green
State University. Pepe will influence winning in a number of different ways,” new BG head coach Chris
Jans said.
“He is a point-guard capable of running a team, distributing the basketball, and is a shot maker. I love
that he has played for a coach in Scott Raines who demands discipline and is a great teacher of the
game. I couldn’t be more excited to have ‘‘Pepe’’ as our first signee at BGSU.”
Joseph, 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, most recently played two seasons at Howard College in Big Spring, Texas
Joseph will have two years of eligibility at Bowling Green.
This past season, Joseph was named to the Western Junior College Athletic Conference all-conference team
and the Region V all-region Team as he averaged 13.0 points, 6.3 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 steals
per game while leading his team to a 24-8 overall record. He shot 48.5 percent overall from the floor on
the season, 45.9 percent on 3-pointers and 79.5 percent from the free-throw line.
In conference play, Joseph increased his scoring average to 15.8 points per game to lead the Hawks to 11
conference wins.
Among all NJCAA Division I members in 2013-14, Joseph ranked ninth overall nationally with 208 total
assists, 11th in minutes played with 987, and 25th in games started with 32 starts.
Originally from Queens, N.Y., Joseph finished his high school basketball career at Westlake Prep in
Davie, Fla. before moving on to play one season at Nia Prep in Newark, N.J. after graduation.
At Nia Prep in 2010-11, Joseph averaged 13.3 points, 5.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game,
as his team went 26-8 overall and made an appearance at the National Prep Championship in Connecticut.
For his strong season, Joseph represented the New Jersey Boys Team in the 2011 JCCS Schoolboy/Schoolgirl
Classic that season.
Joseph signed with Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah out of Nia Prep where he redshirted his
freshman year in 2011-12 before transferring to Howard College.

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