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Mastodons add preferred walk-on

According to the Northwest Indiana Times, IPFW will get Joseph from Class A state champion Bowman Academy as a preferred walk-on. His coach, Marvin Rea, is quoted as saying he will earn a full scholarship after his first season.

Joseph’s 3.5 GPA has earned him an academic scholarship for his first year with the Mastodons.

The 6-foot guard averaged 9.0 points per game for the Eagles (24-1) and scored six points in the Class A state title game 74-52 win over Barr-Reeve. He had 14 points in a regional final 72-60 win over Blackhawk Christian.

According to the newspaper, IPFW coach Dane Fife had also recruited Bowman seniors Christopher Bond and Tyrae Robinson, who signed with Ball State.