Joba Picks Vermont

Thursday, January 19th, 2023

Joba Picks Vermont

Bridgton Academy and Corey Graham Elite big man Seth Joba announced his commitment over the weekend to Vermont. 

He made his mark on the UA Rise circuit this past spring/summer, proving to be an explosive stretch big who rebounds. Joba earned a total of ten scholarship offers since April. 

Before the AAU season, he led Orchard Park (NY) to a 19-3 record, averaging 16.6 points, 9.9 rebounds, and four blocks per game. Joba was also selected to the All-Western New York First Team. 

His ability as a Division One prospect has become clear in the NYSPHSAA and on one of the better independent circuits.

Joba has had several standout performances since coming to Bridgton, including an impressive showing at November’s National Prep Showcase. 

“Seth is the classic late-blooming success story,” said Bridgton head coach Whit Lesure. Basketball success did not come early or easy to him so in some respects he has not been spoiled by the game. Coach Randall, his AAU coach, did a fantastic job with him. We are just trying to build on that here. 

“A lot of guys in his position would have held out for the bright lights. That is not Seth. He certainly has the opportunity to become what some folks might call a “steal” for an America East school but do not forget, that conference has put out its share of pros too over the years too.”

Joba becomes the first member of Bridgton’s 2023 class who has committed to play at a Division One school next year.