A basketball publication had this to say about Blue Ridge (VA) point guard Joshua Colon.
“Colon is a point guard that programs really need to keep an eye on and watch, as this young man is under the radar with what he can do on the court. He is a proven winner and leader, two factors that any program would love to have.”
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Colon appears to be on Keith Dambrot’s radar because he’ll be making a visit to Pittsburgh next week to visit the Dukes.
“I haven’t received the offer yet because they want to meet me first since we haven’t really met before but I’m sure I will receive it as soon as I get on campus and take my official visit April 6-8,” said Colon.
“Coach Dambrot and his staff have been talking to me for weeks now. They saw my highlight tape and they were very interested in me. They like my game and they feel like I’m a perfect fit for their system.”
“I’ve known this staff for awhile because in the past, they recruited two point guards from Puerto Rico that played for them and were successful. They love small guards and know how to use them. That’s one of the main reasons why I like Duquesne.”
“Offensively I can shoot it from anywhere on the court but I mostly want to get my teammates open looks. I feel like I have mastered the pick-n-roll and that’s the most effective way for me to impact the game on the offensive side.”
In his introductory press conference, Dambrot stressed how the Dukes will be a team that will play defense and will be able to guard their opponent. After talking with Colon, he sounds like he’d fit right in.
“I’m a defensive player. I guard players 94 feet and I like to take charges. I shut down players and I take pride in not letting the best player on the other team be effective. No matter who I’m playing, that player is getting shut down. I always play with a chip on my shoulder to prove people wrong,” said Colon.
This will be Colon’s first time traveling to Pittsburgh and is excited to check out the Dukes program and talk face to face with Dambrot and his staff.
“In my visit, I want to see what Duquesne is all about. How the school works and how the coaches will push me to be a better player everyday. I want to see if I’m going to be successful at Duquesne and I want to see how successful they want to be since I’m all about winning. I know they want to turn the program around and that really intrigues me.”
Finally, I asked Colon what it would mean to him to get an offer on his visit.
“I’m hoping to get one and I know I am going to get it. It will mean a lot because I will get to play under a great coaching staff in a great conference to be successful.”