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Joseph Swift
Joseph Swift

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Brooklyn, N.Y.

High School:
NIA Prep (N.J.)

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 165

Position:
G

"JoJo is one of the fastest and quickest guards I've seen come out of NYC in a long time," remarked head coach Frankie Allen. "He is at his best in the open floor, which will allow us to improve our transition game."

2010-11: Team's reserve point guard, playing in 28 games off the bench ... second on the team with 47 assists and 32 steals, averaged 3.2 points a game in 13.8 minutes a contest ... tabbed as Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week after scoring 11 at South Carolina State (1/8) followed by career high of 13 points off 5-5 shooting at North Carolina Central (1/10) ... tabbed eight assists plus six points and four boards vs. Bethune-Cookman (1/17).

High/Prep School: Attended NIA Prep and averaged 16 points and eight assists per game ... Recorded a career high 40 points ... Team finished #10 in the country with a record of 29-7 ... Team was also Region One Prep Champions in addition to winning every tournament played entered ... Played with the Brooklyn Ballers Club team.

Personal: Born March 23, 1990 in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... Nickname is JoJo ... Son of Shirley Swift ... Has two brothers, Bobby and Morton ... Major is Sociology ... Personal best sports moment was scoring 40 points and having a triple double in the same game ... List his mother as the most influential person in his life because she is a hard working woman ... Personal best non-athletic accomplishment was graduating high school ... Plans to play basketball professionally after graduation ... Favorite saying is "Work like a beast to eat like a king" ... Enjoys rapping ... Favorite book is Goosebumps ... Favorite movie is Above the Rim.

Career Highs
Points: 13 (@ N.C. Central, Jan. 10, 2011)
Rebounds: 4 (twice, last: vs. Hampton at MEAC Tournament, Mar. 9, 2011)
Steals: 5 (vs. Hampton at MEAC Tournament, Mar. 9, 2011)
Assists: 8 (vs. Bethune-Cookman, Jan. 17, 2011)
Blocks: N/A
Minutes: 34 (@ N.C. Central, Jan. 10, 2011)