Josh has been the standout point guard for the Christ College team who are a top high school here in New Zealand. Josh has played for New Zealand under age teams. Josh is a point guard who you can play through and shoots well from the catch and off the bounce. He receives coaching from Eagles Academy head coaches Mick Downer (former ANBL and Australian Junior/Senior National Team coach) and Mel Downer (former Head Coach at Australian Centre of Excellence and also played in the WNBL).
He is an athlete of the Mainland Eagles Academy which has produced New Zealand players Max Darling (Illawarra Hawks), Taylor Britt (Perth Wildcats), Mary Goulding (Fordham University), Sam Timmins (University of Washington), Angus McWilliam (TCU/UC Riverside), Quinn Clinton (St Mary’s), Jackson Stent (Houston Baptist), Max de Geest (Long Beach), Tom Webley (University of Hartford), Amiee Book (Cal State Fullerton) and Tsubasa Nisbet (Georgia Southern).
High School Stats:
- (2019) - 32 games – 28 PPG, 4 APG, 10 RPG, 3 SPG
- U15 New Zealand team (FIBA Oceania – Papua New Guniea) – 2018
- U17 New Zealand Team
Ben Sheat (Former Mainland Eagles Academy Head Coach & NZ U17 Men Asst. Coach):
Josh is a dynamic combo guard who has the ability to score in a range of ways as well as get players on his team great looks. He is a bigger guard who can defend a range of positions. He shoots the ball at a high percentage and is extremely constant both off the bounce an on the catch from three. He plays extremely hard on both ends. One of his biggest strengths is that he rebounds well on both ends. He can attack well from the perimeter and has a range of finishing moves inside. He has good touch and a range of moves in the post. He has great pace and change of speed with the ball. He is a good decision maker and passer with good feel for the game.
Mick Downer (Mainland Eagles Academy Head Coach, Former ANBL Coach):
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