Chaffey College sophomore guard Victor Joseph has committed to NCAA Division I Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Joseph also had offers from Montana State, Quinnipiac and University of San Diego, all Division I schools, but opted to stay relatively close to home.
“I liked the coaches and it seemed like the best fit for me,” Joseph said.
The 6-foot standout had an outstanding resume as a student-athlete at Rancho Cucamonga High but the two Division I offers he had his senior year dried up through no fault of his own. So he decided to take the community college route.
It paid off. Joseph was a two-time All-Foothill Conference selection, earning Most Valuable Player honors this season in helping the Panthers to a share of the conference title as well as a berth in the state semifinal game.
Joseph averaged a conference best 21.3 points per game, improving over 16 points his freshman year. He worked hard over the past season in strength and conditioning which resulted in better numbers.
“It was a stressful process at times but I am happy with how things worked out,” he said.
Joseph plans to major in communications.