Weight: 185 lbs
Previous School(s): Paul VI Catholic High School
AAU Team: District WAWG (UAA)
Hometown: Fairfax, VA
- Grade: 0.8678
- National Ranking: 318
- Position Ranking: 58 (SG)
Offers and Interest:
- Offers: Buffalo, Siena, Quinnipiac, St. Peter’s, Radford, UNCG, Rider, Manhattan, Hoftstra, ETSU, George Mason, East Carolina, Loyola (MD), Robert Morris, Mount St. Mary’s, Old Dominion, Bryant, George Washington
- Interest: Virginia, Georgetown, Maryland, George Washington
Josiah “JoJo” Freeman is a skilled three level scorer in a 6’4” frame. Freeman plays for one of the most talented high school teams in the country, Paul VI Catholic, ranked #4 coming into the ‘19-’20 season by MaxPreps. Freeman is the 4th highest rated player on his own high school team behind two four star players, and a five star player. Perhaps this has prevented Freeman from gaining some of the recruiting buzz he deserves. In the nine games recorded on PrepCircuit, Freeman averaged 14.9 PPG on 47/47/71 shooting splits. In 12 games on the Under Armour AAU circuit for his District WAWG team, Freeman averaged 10.3 PPG, 2.1 RPG, 1.5 APG on 45/41/89 shooting splits.
Freeman would be the most polished high school scoring commit in recent UB history. His ability to pull-up off the dribble from three or the mid-range is exceptional. Freeman won’t wow you with his athleticism but he effectively finishes inside the paint using his frame to absorb contact and shield the ball.
Freeman would pair well with the first commit in UB MBB’s recruiting class, Chanse Robinson. Robinson is an athletic, but small PG that struggles shooting the ball at this point in his career. Freeman would complement Robinson in the backcourt with more size and the ability to stretch the floor from three. If, in theory, Robinson is to be the Davonta Jordan replacement in the 2020 class, Josiah Freeman would figure to replace the role that what we expect to see Gabe Grant play in ‘19-’20.