Just a year ago, Devoe Joseph looked like the best player on the University of Minnesota men’s basketball team. And here we are on Tuesday, and Joseph has decided to leave the program.
It’s been an interesting year for Joseph, who was suspended earlier this season for an unspecified violation of team rules. He had since been reinstated, but he missed the team’s last game as well.
As a few of us like to say in the office, “What’s going on over there?” It does make you wonder. First, it was highly touted prospect Royce White‘s drawn-out decision to leave. Now, Joseph bolts.
They could be isolated incidents. Or maybe it’s just a case of head coach Tubby Smith running a tight ship, and some guys simply can’t handle it.
Either way, the Gophers have now lost two players who were supposed to be their stars for the next couple of years. With Al Nolen in the fold this year, they can handle losing Joseph for now. But eventually, when Nolen graduates, they will REALLY start to miss him.