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.
PICTURED: Joel winning MVP at the Melbourne Classics, the top invitational club tournament in the country. Joel's team, the U18 Div 1 Sturt Sabres, winning the title.
VIDEO: Clips of Joel from the Melbourne Classics Grand FInal. You need to check these out to see how good a shooter this kid is.
College coaches can see them play this July with 8 members of this Sturt team also playing in the first Sturt Sabre’s Exposure Tour (👉 The 2019 Sturt Sabre's historic United States exposure tour; About the athletes, their successful track record and style of play)
Joel makes his teams better. You better not be helping off him or he will get a kick out 3 and knock it over your hands with his super quick release. In his team, with guys that are elite decision makers, you better not be playing Joel tight in the deep corner or they will get to the rim and score on you. Down the defensive end Joel has worked hard to become a dawg. He will be in your grill, he will be physical and he is quick. You won’t get past him and you better be on the back foot protecting the ball at all times or you will get it stripped.
With one of his mentors being Stanford Junior Isaac White, a guy that also has built successful programs nationally at school, club and state level, he has refined his workouts constantly and learned the intensity and effort required to develop a world class skillset.
PICTURED: Joel regularly works out with former Sturt Junior, current Aussie rep in Australian Uni Team, about to enter his Junior year at Stanford, Isaac Whit