Let’s get 3 things out the way before I say anymore.
This kid IS 5’9’’
He will be the best shooter in history of any program, at any level, lucky enough to get him
If you lined up the best 17 year old shooters in the world and had a range of drills to test their shooting skill Joel would win.
Joel has developed an elite, world class skillset with intense practice, excellent guidance and support (👉By Jon Dyer | How I taught my son to shoot: a parent's and coaches' guide) and sheer love for the game. He is a sponge that is also constantly trying to refine and add more to his game and he is a WINNER. His team at Sturt have been the greatest club team in history of the sport out of South Australia winning U14 National Championships, U16 Melbourne Classics and U18 Melbourne Classics (Joel knocking 7x3s in that game winning MVP). Maybe the best youth club team in the nation’s history? The bulk of his team, including Joel, also played in the 2019 South Australian U18 Metro team that won Silver at the Championships, a rare feat for South Australian teams in this age group and adding further weight to the arguments for the strength of his team.