Q&A: Gophers land 2022 local recruit Joshua Ola-Joseph | KSTP.com

Q&A: Gophers land 2022 local recruit Joshua Ola-Joseph

KSTP Sports
Updated: August 30, 2021 07:00 PM
Created: August 30, 2021 03:46 PM

August treated new Gophers men's hoops coach Ben Johnson very well. He landed three local Class of 2022 recruits, including Brooklyn Park native Joshua Ola-Joseph.

Ola-Joseph revealed his decision on 5-Eyewitness News and spoke about why he wants to be a Gopher.

***Click the video box above to watch our conversation with Ola-Joseph and to see him in action***

Playing for AAU program D1 Minnesota this summer, Ola-Joseph exploded. He landed his first college offer in late June from Loyola-Chicago, then the Gophers hopped in a short time after. Loyola-Chicago and Clemson were also finalists.

6-foot-7 and 215 pounds, Ola-Joseph can play inside and out. Last season, he led Osseo high school with 16.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.

Ola-Joseph joins Park Center's Braeden Carrington and Park's Pharrel Payne as 2022 Gophers commits.


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