Team Canada’s Cory Joseph and current San Antonio Spurs guard came off of one atrocious game against Puerto Rico to being one of the talked about players in the FIBA Americas Championship tournament on Sunday as he exploded for 28 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the floor.
In that game just a day before against Puerto Rico, Joseph’s stat-line (4 points, 3 assists, 2 turnovers) is one that he can truly put behind him now. Canada thumped Brazil 91-62. To go with his 28 points, Joseph added 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals all in 33 minutes of play.
This year, Brazil, whom is normally the powerhouse are playing without notable players that have suited up for them in the past. Joseph’s teammate Tiago Splitter, Wizards forward Nene, Cavaliers Anderson Varajeo and guard Leandro Barbosa are not participating with the team this summer.
Joseph through three games is leading Canada with 16.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 1.6 steals per outing. Canada did not play Monday but today, Joseph and his team return to the floor to finish up phase one of the tournament against Uruguay.