- Josh’s career
stats at Kernersville Glenn High were 26 points, 13 rebounds and six
blocks a game.
- The thing Josh
remembers most vividly about Hargrave Military Academy is that the bathroom
stalls had no doors.
- One of Josh’s
biggest thrills in college was beating UNC 75-60 at home his senior
year. The fans at Joel Coliseum picked him up and he went crowd surfing.
- Josh was voted
to the All-ACC First Team as a senior at Wake Forest, as well as the
ACC All-Defensive Team. He also improved his free throw shooting from
65.7% to 83.3 %.
- Josh was only the
second player in ACC hoops history to be a unanimous choice for Player
of the Year. The first was David Thompson of NC State.
- Josh was selected
over Dwyane Wade as the 2003 College Player of the Year by Basketball
- Josh graduated
as the 10th-leading scorer in Wake Forest history.
- Josh is one of
just five ACC players to finish his career with 1,00 points, 500 rebounds,
200 assists, 200 steals and 100 blocks.
- Wake Forest retired
Josh’s #5 jersey in 2004. The school also honored him with a “Josh
- Josh’s nickname
at Wake Forest was J-Ho.
- Josh was the first
Wake Forest player to be selected in the first round of NBA Draft since
Tim Duncan in 1997.
- In December of
2003, the Mavericks beat the Lakers in LA for the first time since 1990.
Josh battled Kobe Bryant all night and had 17 points and 13 rebounds.
- Josh finished fifth
in rebounding among NBA rookies in 2003-04.
- Josh is glad he
had one year of military school and four years of college. The growing
up he did has paid off in the NBA, he says, adding that a lot of players
who came into the league early while he was at Wake have struggled to
adjust, and many are fading from the league.
- Josh has a wingspan
- Josh has toyed
with the idea of entering politics when he retires from the NBA.
Tim Duncan, 2003
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