Kris Joseph dunk attempt
|No. 14 – Niagara River Lions|
December 17, 1988 |
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Archbishop Carroll (Washington, D.C.)|
|NBA draft||2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51st overall|
|Selected by the Boston Celtics|
|2012–2013||→Maine Red Claws|
|2015–2016||Orléans Loiret Basket|
|2018–present||Niagara River Lions|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
Kristopher Joseph (born December 17, 1988) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Niagara River Lions of the National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada). He played for the Syracuse Orange men's basketball team from 2008 to 2012. He was selected in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics with the 51st pick overall.
Joseph was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, where he grew up in the working-class neighbourhood of Cote-des-Neiges north of downtown. Joseph first picked up a basketball in Grade 2 but was forced to shoot on garbage cans with his older brother Maurice. A court was eventually erected in Cote-des-Neiges and the brothers battled for hours.
High school career
Joseph played in Maurice's shadow for a number of years as the older star gained prominence at noted Montreal-area prep school Champlain St. Lambert College. Kris struggled at first against elite competition, getting cut from his club team at the age of 14. He worked on his game, grew to 6-foot-6 and became a star for Sun Youth, a club-team powerhouse in the Montreal Basketball League. As a tenth-grader, he led the Quebec provincial team to a silver medal at the 2005 Canada Games. He played for his High School team at Mont-Royal high school, the Mount-Royal Mustangs.
On a recommendation from youth coach Henry Wong, who thought Joseph needed an athletic and academic challenge, Joseph's mother agreed to let him leave Montreal in 2006 to complete two years of high school at Archbishop Carroll in Washington, D.C.
As a senior, Joseph led Archbishop Carroll to a 26–11 record, including a 21-point, five rebound, three assist and three block effort in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) Tournament in a 65–55 win over Our Lady of Good Counsel. Joseph was also invited to play in the Baltimore All-Stars vs. U.S. All-Stars Exhibition in April. That season, Joseph would go on to earn 2008 second team honors from the Washington Post. He played AAU basketball with the DC Assault.
Joseph would see early playing time, including seven points in 22 minutes in an 85–51 rout of Le Moyne on November 16, 2008  and a 13-point six rebound effort in an 86–66 victory against Oakland University on November 22, 2008. On November 24, 2008, Joseph's 10 points and five rebounds helped then-unranked Syracuse upset then-No. 18 Florida, 89–83, in the semi-finals of the CBE Classic.
Joseph would become a key reserve in his second year at Syracuse. In SU's Big East opener against Seton Hall on December 29, 2009, Joseph scored 16 points, including 8-of-9 shooting from the free throw line in an 80–73 win. On January 6, 2010 against Memphis, Joseph scored 15 second half points to go along with nine rebounds in a 74–57 win.
Joseph finished with averages of 11.0 points and 5.4 rebounds on the season, and was named the Big East Conference Sixth Man of the Year.
Joseph gained national prominence as a go-to scorer for the Orange during his junior year. He was named to the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 list and improved his numbers across the board, leading Syracuse in scoring at 14.3 points per game and placing second in rebounding (5.2) and steals (1.5). He was named to the All-Big East third team, the first Canadian to receive the honour since fellow Montrealer Bill Wennington in 1985.
Joseph was once again named to the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 list as a senior. His final season started off with a flourish as he was named the Big East Player of the Week after leading his Syracuse Orange to the NIT Season Tip Off Championship. Joseph was named Most Outstanding Player of the tournament with averages of 19.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals in wins against Virginia Tech and Stanford.
He led the Orange in scoring during the regular season (13.4 ppg) and received an array of post-season awards, including a spot on the 2012 All-Big East First Team. Joseph is the first Canadian-born player ever to be named to the first team of that conference. He was named an AP Honorable Mention All-American  and also earned spots on the USBWA All District II team as well as the NABC All-District 5 First Team. Additionally, Joseph was one of 15 post-season finalists for the Wooden Award, making him among the most decorated Canadians ever to play NCAA Division I basketball.
With his 15 points against Manhattan on Nov. 14, 2011, Joseph became the 55th player at Syracuse to score 1,000 points. He concluded his storied career with 10 points, two rebounds and 3 steals in Syracuse's 77–70 loss to Ohio State in the Elite Eight.
On July 5, 2012 the Boston Celtics announced that Joseph was added to their roster for the 2012 Orlando and Las Vegas NBA Summer League's. On October 24, Kris Joseph officially made the Celtics' 15-man roster. He was sent to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League for several assignments during his time with the Celtics. On January 6, 2013, he was waived by the Celtics. On February 6, 2013, Joseph was reacquired by the Maine Red Claws.
On February 11, 2013, Joseph was traded to the Springfield Armor for James Mays. He signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on April 2, 2013. On April 12, 2013, he was signed for the remainder of the season.
Joseph was traded to the Boston Celtics on July 12, 2013 along with Keith Bogans, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks and Gerald Wallace as well as three first round picks in a blockbuster deal that sent Celtics stars Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to the Nets. He was one of two players traded to the team that originally drafted them: Joseph was drafted by Boston in 2012 and Brooks was drafted by Boston in the 2011 NBA Draft. On July 15, 2013, Joseph was waived by the Celtics.
On June 30, 2014, JDA Dijon announced they had signed Joseph for the 2014–15 season.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
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- Melo, Joseph assigned to D-League Archived 2015-11-19 at the Wayback Machine.
- 2012-13 NBA Assignments Archived 2014-03-27 at the Wayback Machine.
- Celtics Waive Joseph and Varnado
- Maine Red Claws sign Kris Joseph to D-League deal
- Springfield trades James Mays in exchange for Maine's Kris Joseph Archived 2013-02-16 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Brooklyn Nets Sign Kris Joseph to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. April 2, 2013. Retrieved April 12, 2013.
- "Brooklyn Nets Sign Kris Joseph for Remainder of Season". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. April 12, 2013. Retrieved April 12, 2013.
- "Celtics Complete Trade With Brooklyn Nets". NBA.com. July 12, 2013.
- Celtics Waive Joseph
- Magic Sign Osby, Four Others; Prepare for Camp
- Magic Waive Four Players; Roster Trimmed to 15
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- "Kris Joseph pens a deal with JDA Dijon". Sportando.com. 2014-06-30. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
- "Kris JOSEPH à Orléans !". Orleansloiretbasket.fr (in French). August 1, 2015. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
- "River Lions land Kris Joseph". eurobasket.com. February 22, 2018.