The Miami Hurricanes basketball 2021 recruiting class has its first commit.
Four-star point guard Bensley Joseph announced his decision Monday afternoon, selecting UM over the likes of Boston College, Georgetown, Providence and Marquette.
“100% committed,” Joseph said via Twitter.
“I would like to thank all the schools for recruiting me and believing in my game. With that being said I am 100% committed to the University of Miami,” he continued.
Joseph is listed as the No. 14 point guard and No. 1 player in his state on 247Sports’ Composite rankings. He’s the No. 68 overall player in ESPN’s Top 100.
Miami saw potential in the 2021 guard a while back, offering him in late March. With the graduation of guards Chris Lykes and Kameron McGusty following the 2020 season, it was key for the Hurricanes to garner a future playmaker.
Listed at 6-foot-1, 165 pounds, Joseph thrives in attacking the basket and creating scoring opportunities for himself and teammates. At the same time, the lefty shooter has a great touch from mid-range and beyond the arc.
Defensively, Joseph’s pickpocketing makes him hard to blow by, which ultimately allows him to remain confident during all periods of a game.
The Massachusetts native averaged 15.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 6.9 assists, and two steals per game for Cushing Academy (MA).
The Arlington, Massachusetts native recently announced that he’ll be attending Putnam Science Academy (Putnam, Conn.) next season.
Joseph’s commitment to UM was anticipated, receiving five crystal ball predictions to Miami last week.
He’s now coach Jim Larranaga’s only 2021 commit, with that list bound to grow, with mutual interests from four-star combo guard Wesley Cardet, four-star forward Samson Johnson and three-star center Elijah Hutchins-Everett, among others.