Thursday, November 8, 2012

Player Profile: Venky Jois (#55) Freshman Forward

Venky Jois (#55) Freshman Forward, 6'7" 220lbs

Boronia, Australia - Box Hill High School class of 2011

After just two games, its pretty clear the excitement about Venky is fully warranted. His first game against Washington State was rough for the whole squad, but Venky finished that contest with 6 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks and 4 fouls. He went 0-4 from the free throw line and just 3 of 8 from the floor on a bad shooting night for the team. Game 2 against Cal State Northridge was better for Venky, as he went 3 of 5 from the floor and 6 of 9 from the free throw line for 12 points and added 7 rebounds 3 blocks and 2 steals with no fouls.

Venky is an exciting athlete and plays well in the post. Coach Hayford has been effusive about Venky's talent, basketball IQ and athleticism. Eagles fans should be excited to see him on the court this year as I expect him to start at the 4 spot and be a huge part of the Eagles front court this year and for the next 3 years as well.

Venky Jois
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From, Hayford on Jois: “Venky is a very athletic post player who can score off the drive and shot. He is also a great rebounder. Even though he is a freshman, Venky brings great maturity and leadership to our program.”

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