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Reports: Kaleb Joseph to transfer to Creighton

Kaleb Joseph

Syracuse guard Kaleb Joseph (14) grabs a loose ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)


Syracuse transfer Kaleb Joseph has committed to Creighton, according to multiple reports.

Joseph played in just 17 games as a sophomore with the Orange, a significant reduction in his role after he started 30 games as a freshman. The combination of Michael Gbinije taking over the starting point guard role and Franklin Howard emerging as the primary back-up meant that Joseph lost his confidence and his minutes.

As a freshman, Joseph averaged 5.9 points and 3.8 assists. He averaged less than six minutes as a sophomore.

Joseph was a top 75 recruit coming out of Cushing Academy, but he was thrust into a starting role his first season after Tyler Ennis left for the NBA after one year.

At Creighton, he’ll sit out the 2016-17 season before taking over starting point guard duties from Mo Watson the following season. Joseph will pair with Kansas State transfer Marcus Foster in the back court for a season. was the first to report the news.