In case you missed it, former Syracuse forward Kris Joseph was at last night’s game again Eastern Michigan. It was his first time back at the Dome since his playing days. I was also in attendance last night so I grabbed Kris at the half for a quick Q and A. Read more on that below.
James Szuba: So this is your first time back in the Dome is that right?
Kris Joseph: Correct. First time back in the Dome since my last game against Louisville.
JS: How’s it feel to be back?
KJ: Great man, it brings back a lot of good feelings, walking into the building, going into the locker room and all that stuff.
JS: Now you’re playing professionally, how’s that going?
KJ: It’s good. I was most recently in France. I parted ways with my teams so now I’m just waiting to go somewhere else. I can go anywhere from here in January. It’s been good you know it’s had its ups and downs playing overseas, thing like that but overall it’s been good. It’s been a good experience for me and my family and I’m playing some good basketball.
JS: Now when you’re playing overseas are you able to keep in touch with guys from the program and watch current games.
KJ: Of course of course. Smart phones keep you with that. I’m always checking to see games won, lost whatever the case may be and I’m always tuned into the games when I get a chance. You know the time difference is crazy, six hours ahead. But whenever I do get a chance I definitely lock in and tune in.
JS: From your playing days is there anyone you keep in touch with?
KJ: Yeah for sure. Mostly all the guys I played with I keep in touch with. Besides a few couple guys but even guys who were here for a year and transferred out perhaps, I keep in touch with everybody. I had great relationships with everybody on my team. That’s why they say you make friends for a lifetime here. It’s the truth.
JS: Lastly, do you have a favorite player on this year’s team? Maybe Oshae Brissett?
KJ: On this year’s team? Yeah man, I like Tyus but you know Oshae is from Canada right so I like him. I like his game.
Thanks, Kris and best of luck in your professional career.
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