Kris Joseph

Canadian basketball player

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Kris Joseph
Kris Joseph dunk attempt.jpg
Kris Joseph dunk attempt
Free agent
PositionSmall forward
Personal information
Born (1988-12-17) December 17, 1988 (age 31)
Montreal, Quebec
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolArchbishop Carroll
(Washington, D.C.)
CollegeSyracuse (2008–2012)
NBA draft2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51st overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2013Boston Celtics
2012–2013Maine Red Claws
2013Springfield Armor
2013Brooklyn Nets
2013–2014Élan Chalon
2014–2015JDA Dijon
2015–2016Orléans Loiret Basket
2016–2017Enel Brindisi
2017Élan Chalon
2018Niagara River Lions
2018S.L. Benfica
2019–2020ADA Blois Basket 41
Career highlights and awards
Stats at
Stats at

Kristopher Carlos Joseph (born December 17, 1988) is a Canadian professional basketball player for ADA Blois Basket 41 of the LNB Pro B. He played for the Syracuse Orange men's basketball team from 2008 to 2012.[1] He was selected in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics with the 51st pick overall.

Early years

Joseph was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, where he grew up in the working-class neighbourhood of Cote-des-Neiges north of downtown. Joseph first picked up a basketball in Grade 2 but was forced to shoot on garbage cans with his older brother Maurice. A court was eventually erected in Cote-des-Neiges and the brothers battled for hours.[2]

High school career

Joseph played in Maurice's shadow for a number of years as the older star gained prominence at noted Montreal-area prep school Champlain St. Lambert College.[3] Kris struggled at first against elite competition, getting cut from his club team at the age of 14. He worked on his game, grew to 6-foot-6 and became a star for Sun Youth, a club-team powerhouse in the Montreal Basketball League.[2] As a tenth-grader, he led the Quebec provincial team to a silver medal at the 2005 Canada Games. He played for his high school team at Mont-Royal high school, the Mount-Royal Mustangs.[4]

On a recommendation from youth coach Henry Wong, who thought Joseph needed an athletic and academic challenge, Joseph's mother agreed to let him leave Montreal in 2006 to complete two years of high school at Archbishop Carroll in Washington, D.C.[5]

As a senior, Joseph led Archbishop Carroll to a 26–11 record, including a 21-point, five rebound, three assist and three block effort in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) Tournament in a 65–55 win over Our Lady of Good Counsel. Joseph was also invited to play in the Baltimore All-Stars vs. U.S. All-Stars Exhibition in April. That season, Joseph would go on to earn 2008 second team honors from the Washington Post.[6] He played AAU basketball with the DC Assault.

Considered a three-star recruit by, Joseph was listed as the No. 17 small forward and the No. 113 player in the nation in 2008.[7]

College career


Joseph would see early playing time, including seven points in 22 minutes in an 85–51 rout of Le Moyne on November 16, 2008 [8] and a 13-point six rebound effort in an 86–66 victory against Oakland University on November 22, 2008.[9] On November 24, 2008, Joseph's 10 points and five rebounds helped then-unranked Syracuse upset then-No. 18 Florida, 89–83, in the semi-finals of the CBE Classic.[10]

After an injury to Paul Harris, Joseph would receive the first start of his career against South Florida on January 2, 2009, scoring seven points and adding three rebounds.[11]


Joseph would become a key reserve in his second year at Syracuse. In SU's Big East opener against Seton Hall on December 29, 2009, Joseph scored 16 points, including 8-of-9 shooting from the free throw line in an 80–73 win.[12] On January 6, 2010 against Memphis, Joseph scored 15 second half points to go along with nine rebounds in a 74–57 win.[13]

Joseph finished with averages of 11.0 points and 5.4 rebounds on the season, and was named the Big East Conference Sixth Man of the Year.[14]


Joseph gained national prominence as a go-to scorer for the Orange during his junior year. He was named to the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 list and improved his numbers across the board, leading Syracuse in scoring at 14.3 points per game and placing second in rebounding (5.2) and steals (1.5). He was named to the All-Big East third team, the first Canadian to receive the honour since fellow Montrealer Bill Wennington in 1985.[15][16][17]


Joseph was once again named to the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 list as a senior.[18] His final season started off with a flourish as he was named the Big East Player of the Week after leading his Syracuse Orange to the NIT Season Tip Off Championship. Joseph was named Most Outstanding Player of the tournament with averages of 19.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals in wins against Virginia Tech and Stanford.[19]

He led the Orange in scoring during the regular season (13.4 ppg) and received an array of post-season awards, including a spot on the 2012 All-Big East First Team. Joseph is the first Canadian-born player ever to be named to the first team of that conference.[20] He was named an AP Honorable Mention All-American [21] and also earned spots on the USBWA All District II team as well as the NABC All-District 5 First Team. Additionally, Joseph was one of 15 post-season finalists for the Wooden Award, making him among the most decorated Canadians ever to play NCAA Division I basketball.

With his 15 points against Manhattan on November 14, 2011, Joseph became the 55th player at Syracuse to score 1,000 points.[22] He concluded his storied career with 10 points, two rebounds and 3 steals in Syracuse's 77–70 loss to Ohio State in the Elite Eight.

Professional career

Boston Celtics

Joseph was selected in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics with the 51st pick. On July 3, 2012, Joseph signed a contract with the Celtics.[23]

On July 5, 2012 the Boston Celtics announced that Joseph was added to their roster for the 2012 Orlando and Las Vegas NBA Summer League's.[24] On October 24, Kris Joseph officially made the Celtics' 15-man roster. He was sent to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League[25] for several assignments during his time with the Celtics.[26] On January 6, 2013, he was waived by the Celtics.[27] On February 6, 2013, Joseph was reacquired by the Maine Red Claws.[28]

Brooklyn Nets

On February 11, 2013, Joseph was traded to the Springfield Armor for James Mays.[29] He signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on April 2, 2013.[30] On April 12, 2013, he was signed for the remainder of the season.[31]

Joseph was traded to the Boston Celtics on July 12, 2013 along with Keith Bogans, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks and Gerald Wallace as well as three first round picks in a blockbuster deal that sent Celtics stars Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to the Nets. It was the first time two players named Kris were traded with each other.[32] He was one of two players traded to the team that originally drafted them: Joseph was drafted by Boston in 2012 and Brooks was drafted by Boston in the 2011 NBA Draft. On July 15, 2013, Joseph was waived by the Celtics.[33]

Orlando Magic

In September 2013, Joseph joined the Orlando Magic for their training camp.[34] However, he was waived on October 25.[35]


On November 10, 2013, Joseph signed a contract with the French team Élan Chalon.[36][37]

On June 30, 2014, JDA Dijon announced they had signed Joseph for the 2014–15 season.[38]

On August 1, 2015, he signed with Orléans Loiret Basket for the 2015–16 season.[39]


On February 22, 2018, Joseph signed with the Niagara River Lions of the National Basketball League of Canada.[40] He averaged 16.2 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists per game.[41]


On August 13, 2018, Joseph signed with S.L. Benfica of the Portuguese Basketball League.[42] Shortly after, on September 17, he rescinded with the Portuguese side by mutual agreement after a severe injury.[43]

Back to France

On September 17, 2019, Joseph signed with ADA Blois Basket 41 of the LNB Pro B.[44]

NBA career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

2012–13 Boston 6 0 4.0 .182 .000 .750 0.8 0.2 0.0 0.0 1.2
2012–13 Brooklyn 4 0 7.5 .000 .000 .500 0.5 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.5
Career 10 0 5.4 .143 .000 .625 0.7 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.9

See also


  1. ^ "Kris Joseph". June 24, 2009. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Welcome". QHoops. Archived from the original on December 17, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  3. ^ "Welcome". QHoops. March 17, 2005. Archived from the original on December 26, 2005. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  4. ^ "Montreal's Joseph brothers to battle on grand stage | CTV Montreal News". March 18, 2010. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  5. ^ Dennis Nett; The Post-Standard. "Kris Joseph: Road winds from Montreal to D.C. to Syracuse |". Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  6. ^ "Syracuse University Athletics - TEMP 2009-10 Signing Day 2010 Roster". Archived from the original on December 30, 2008. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  7. ^ Kris Joseph Recruiting Profile
  8. ^
  9. ^ "College Sports". Democrat and Chronicle. Retrieved July 16, 2013.
  10. ^ Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO (November 24, 2008). "Syracuse Orange vs. Florida Gators - Box Score - November 24, 2008 - ESPN". Retrieved October 25, 2012.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  11. ^ Central New York. "SU-South Florida Recap". Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  12. ^ Prudential Center, Newark, NJ (December 29, 2009). "Syracuse Orange vs. Seton Hall Pirates - Box Score - December 29, 2009 - ESPN". Retrieved October 25, 2012.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  13. ^ Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY (January 6, 2010). "Memphis Tigers vs. Syracuse Orange - Box Score - January 06, 2010 - ESPN". Retrieved October 25, 2012.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  14. ^ "Syracuse University Athletics - Joseph Earns BIG EAST Sixth Man Award". Archived from the original on September 29, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  15. ^ "St. John's Bill Wennington To Be Inducted Into Quebec Sports Hall of Fame - ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE". October 5, 2011. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  16. ^ "Syracuse University Athletics - 2011-12 Men's Basketball Roster". Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  17. ^ "Welcome". QHoops. March 22, 2011. Retrieved October 25, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  18. ^ "Syracuse University Athletics - Joseph on Naismith Watch List". November 7, 2011. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  19. ^ "Syracuse University Athletics - #5/5 Syracuse Wins NIT Season Tip Off". November 25, 2011. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  20. ^ Daly, Brian (March 4, 2012). "Joseph makes history with Big East nod | Basketball | Sports". Toronto Sun. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  21. ^ wire reports. "2012 AP All-America teams - NCAA Division I Mens Basketball - News, Scores, Stats, Schedule and RPI Rankings". Retrieved July 16, 2013.
  22. ^ "Syracuse University Athletics - Kris Joseph - 2011-12 Men's Basketball". Retrieved July 16, 2013.
  23. ^ "Celtics Sign 2012 NBA Draft Picks". July 3, 2012. Retrieved July 4, 2012.
  24. ^ Rohrbach, Ben. "Sean Williams on C's summer league roster". Retrieved July 16, 2013.
  25. ^ Melo, Joseph assigned to D-League Archived November 19, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  26. ^ 2012-13 NBA Assignments Archived March 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  27. ^ Celtics Waive Joseph and Varnado
  28. ^ Maine Red Claws sign Kris Joseph to D-League deal
  29. ^ Springfield trades James Mays in exchange for Maine's Kris Joseph Archived February 16, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  30. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Sign Kris Joseph to 10-Day Contract". Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. April 2, 2013. Retrieved April 12, 2013.
  31. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Sign Kris Joseph for Remainder of Season". Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. April 12, 2013. Retrieved April 12, 2013.
  32. ^ "Celtics Complete Trade With Brooklyn Nets". July 12, 2013.
  33. ^ Celtics Waive Joseph
  34. ^ Magic Sign Osby, Four Others; Prepare for Camp
  35. ^ Magic Waive Four Players; Roster Trimmed to 15
  36. ^ "Kris Joseph arrive, Josh Bostic et Mareks Jurevicus partent". (in French). Archived from the original on December 13, 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  37. ^ "Chalon sign Kris Joseph, part ways with Bostic and Jurevicus". Sportando. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  38. ^ "Kris Joseph pens a deal with JDA Dijon". June 30, 2014. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  39. ^ "Kris JOSEPH à Orléans !". (in French). August 1, 2015. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  40. ^ "River Lions land Kris Joseph". February 22, 2018.
  41. ^ "Kris Joseph #14 Forward Niagara River Lions". National Basketball League of Canada. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  42. ^ "Benfica signs Kris Joseph". Sportando. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  43. ^ "Kris Joseph deixa Clube" [Kris Joseph leaves club]. S.L. Benfica (in Portuguese). September 17, 2018. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  44. ^ "ADA Blois signs Kris Joseph". Sportando. September 17, 2019. Retrieved September 17, 2019.

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