Like a mid-range jumper, Yosef
liked one of his college offers … so he took it.
The Archbishop Carroll senior
Tuesday night gave Binghamton University a verbal commitment. Yacob, a 6-0
All-Delco guard, chose the Bearcats out of five programs that had offered
“That’s a great fit for him,”
Carroll coach Paul Romanczuk said. “Of course, I believe in Yosef as a player
and there might have been one or two schools that intrigued him. But he felt so
comfortable (at Binghamton) on his unofficial visit that he made it his
official visit. “
Yacob averaged 12.9 points,
4.1 assists and 3.0 rebounds for Carroll, a Catholic League semifinalist which
ended its season in the quarterfinal round of the PIAA Class AAA tournament.
He considered offers from Rider,
St. Francis (Pa.), New Hampshire and Albany.
Yacob is the third player from
Carroll in the last four years to commit to a Division I program, joining All-Delcos
Juan’ya Green (Niagara University) and D.J. Irving (Boston University). The
first season of Yacob’s college career with Binghamton, which competes in the
America East Conference, will overlap with the final season of Irving’s at BU,
Romanczuk said Yacob is the
latest among that D-I trio to follow a successful formula at Carroll – get playing
time as a freshman and develop gradually.
“I think Yosef came under
ideal circumstances,” Romanczuk said. “No. 1, he got time as a freshman but
didn’t get thrown to the wolves in having to do a lot because he had guys like
D.J. and Juan’ya. He didn’t have a lot of pressure. He just had to knock down
“No. 2, he learned from them
and went against them in practice. He even got to play with Juan’ya another
year and now he’s been the man. Last year, he carried us down the stretch. He
broke out and became that player for us. I just see even better things for him
Haven't yet heard from Yacob, but awaiting his call. For more on the verbal, pick up Thursday's copy of the Daily Times.
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