If you have been following the recruiting landscape in the month of February, one may have seen the name Joe Bamisile.
The 6’4 guard from Virginia has been a hot name in the past month or so, picking up high-major offers left and right and it could continue. Bamisile is an athletic, versatile guard that has averaged 28.7 points and 7.0 rebounds per game for Monocan (Va.) this year and he has taken advantage of the spotlight.
Bamisile has been putting in the hard work and it has shown. Phenom Hoops was on deck for his game against L.C. Bird in January, in which Keion Robinson had this to say.
“So, there’s no denying Bamisile’s talent. As a scoring guard, he has a nice 6’3” frame to go along with a ridiculous wingspan. He may have the most explosive vertical leap I’ve seen in the area so far. An example of this occurred last night near the end of the game, when he pulled off a windmill dunk on the fast break, getting his head at the rim. Scoring aside, Bamisile’s rebounding honestly looked the most impressive, as he grabbed a team-high 13 boards to go along with his 21 points.”
The junior guard has been thankful for the opportunity that has been presented to him, as high-major programs from around the country as looking to nab the athletic guard from Virginia.
“I always appreciate people seeing my talent and thinking that I’m good,” he told Phenom Hoops. “Not many people have an opportunity to be seen, so I’m incredibly grateful. I want to be a complete player, so I need to get everything polished as a player.”
Bamisile would describe his game as a silky smooth, shot maker and play maker, which is why so many schools have offered him as of late.
Schools like Old Dominion, VCU, Richmond, Siena, West Virginia, Georgia Tech, Kansas State, Northwestern, Florida, Rhode Island, and Virginia Tech have all offered him, with the Hokies being the latest.
He also has interest from NC State, a program in which he visited when the Wolfpack battle against the Demon Deacons.
Next up for Bamisile though is a visit to Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh. The Hokies seemingly are making him a priority and getting him on campus certainly is big. They love his ability to make plays and score, something they have communicated to him after watching him this season.
“They (Virginia Tech staff) came to a game where I had 2 in the first half and 31 in the second half,” he replied. “They were impressed at how I scored the ball and I’ve caught a few of heir games on TV this year. Having guards that can shoot is important, which is a big part of my game.”
Programs are looking to make him a priority for their 2020 recruiting class but Basimile’s hot streak with offers could continue to grow, as more programs look to get in with the athletic guard for Monocan High School.
What else has been said:
Phenom Hoops’ Frank Bennett:
“Joe’s athleticism jumps out at you immediately as does the smoothness of his playmaking style, as if it comes second nature to him! There is nothing on the basketball court he cannot do at a high level but his prolific scoring ability and dynamic playmaking skills often overshadows his elite passing ability and his game changing defensive exploits. As a scorer he is undoubtedly one of the best in Virginia and he has the quickness and skill to get his own shot and dominate in isolations. Not a dazzling ball handler like some scorers who pound the ball often mixing in various dribble moves to win the one on one; Joe is more conservative with the dribble breaking his man down preferring to use hesitations, quick crossovers and inside out dribble moves to get his defender leaning and then employ his blow by quickness and solid burst to leave defenders in his wake.” Link: Click Here