Texas prep standout really a 22-year-old from Florida
May 12, 2010 — 11:54am
Background checks, academic reviews, conversations with family/friends/coaches and obviously, on-court evaluations are all a part of the formal recruiting process for college coaches seeking information about prospects.
They might want to add identity verification to that list.
Jerry Joseph, a 16-year-old who earned district newcomer of the year honors for Permian High School (think "Friday Night Lights") in Odessa, Texas, averaged more than 20 points in the final nine games of the 2009-10 season.
Marcus Fuller joined the Star Tribune in 2016 after 11 years covering Gophers sports – and just about every other team and league in town -- for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Before making the Twin Cities his home, Marcus spent two years in The Kansas City Star sports department. Marcus grew up in Hawaii and is a 2002 graduate of San Jose State. Follow Fuller on Twitter @Marcus_R_Fuller.