PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 11: Kris Joseph #32 of the Syracuse Orange reacts against the Villanova Wildcats at the Wells Fargo Center on January 11, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
It was a long wait for Joseph but well worth it. He's instantly reunited with Fab Melo, who was drafted by the Celts earlier in the evening. Along with Dion Waiters, it marks the first time in the history of Syracuse that three players have been picked in the first two rounds of the same NBA Draft.
Joseph's four-year career was a succesful-if-not-stellar one at Syracuse. A Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 nominee, Joseph led the Orange in scoring (13.4 PPG) and maintained a dependable role for one of the top teams in the nation all season long, even if he never made the leap into the rarefied air of other former Syracuse stars. Named an AP Honorabe Mention All-American and one of the 15 post-season finalists for the Wooden Award. He ended his career as the 55th player to score 1,000 points at Syracuse.
Joseph was a fan favorite for Orange fans and we'll be crossing our fingers that he finds success in the NBA or wherever his pro career takes him.
Congrats, Le Quebecois!