March 4, 2014

Joseph Earns Little East First Team and All-Defensive Team Honors

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - The Little East Conference has announced the junior forward Carl Joseph (Brockton, Mass.) has been named a First Team and All-Defensive Team honoree, making him the second player in the last two seasons to earn a spot on both teams respectively.

For the Brockton native, his junior season was by-far the best of his standout career with the Beacons.  An All-Rookie Team selection in 2012, Joseph carried the Beacons throughout the 2013-14 campaign.  In 24 games played he averaged 17.8 points per game which also lead the Little East Conference.  A 44.4% shooter from the field, Joseph recorded 10 or more points in every game he played in but one this season and hit a career-high 26 points in three different games.  For his standout play this season he received two Little East Conference Player of the Week nods and finished the year with a combined five double-doubles.

The conference leader in minutes played, Joseph saw a total of 904 minutes (34.8 mpg) of action as a junior.  His defensive dominance was highlighted by his career best 47 blocks which ranked him in the top-5 in the conference. 

Throughout the year Joseph was the foundation to the Beacons line-up earning a spot in the starting five in all but two contests.  In his first two games of the season he recorded back-to-back double-doubles first totaling 19 points and 11 rebounds against Nichols College before reaching his career-high 26 points, while also grabbing 10 boards in the win over Newbury College. 

He would then lead the Beacons to a 1-1 finish in the Annual Harbor Invitational and earned a spot on the All-Tournament team following an 11 point and 26 point showing in the first round and championship games respectively.  His best defensive performance came in the January 7 win over Framingham State University when he blocked five shots, while also picking up a pair of steals. 

A dominant force on the glass, Joseph grabbed a team-best 115 defensive rebounds and finished in the top-10 in the LEC in rebounds per game with 6.8 (177 reb.).  His biggest double-double of the year came on February 18 when he dropped in 21 points, while also collecting 13 rebounds in the Clark Gymnasium against the University of Southern Maine.