Former Syracuse Orange point guard Kaleb Joseph will transfer to Creighton next season, Syracuse.com's Chris Carlson first reported. Joseph's former AAU coach Vin Pastore informed Carlson of the move.
Joseph will be forced to sit out next season due to NCAA transfer rules, but will be able to play at the start of the 2017-2018 season and have two years of eligibility remaining.
Creighton will serve as a nice landing spot for Joseph. The once highly-touted prospect, ranked No. 50 in ESPN's top-100 Class of 2014 rankings, should see considerable minutes, something he did not receive in his final season at Syracuse.
After starting 30 games as a true freshman, Joseph fell out of Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim's rotation completely this past season, falling behind both starter Michael Gbinije and backup Franklin Howard on the depth chart. Joseph averaged just six minutes of playing time and failed to see the court entirely 16 separate times.
2014-2015: 27.3 minutes, 5.9 points, 3.8 assists, 2.2 rebounds, 0.4 steals, 37.6 percent shooting from the field and 20 percent shooting from the three-point line
2015-2016: 6.0 minutes, 0.8 points, 0.6 assists, 0.5 rebounds, 0.4 steals, 17.9 percent shooting from the field and 15.4 percent shooting from the three-point line
Despite his lack of minutes, Joseph reportedly remained a good teammate who continued to work hard in practice and was supportive and enthusiastic during Syracuse's Final Four run.
Creighton, which finished this past season with a 20-15 record and 9-9 in the Big East, is two year's removed from its last NCAA tournament appearance. The Bluejays will look to end that two-year drought with a possible backcourt composed entirely of transfers.
In addition to Joseph, former Kansas State guard Marcus Foster will also look to rejuvenate his college basketball career at Creighton. Foster, who led the Wildcats in scoring but was dismissed from the program due to unspecified violations, sat out this past year due to NCAA transfer rules but will be eligible to play this upcoming 2016-2017 season.
Joseph will hope to potentially join him in the starting backcourt in 2017.