Cortland’s Carrel Joseph to represent Haiti in 2021 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers

Carrel Joseph (Photo: Darl Zehr Photography)

CORTLAND, N.Y. — SUNY Cortland’s Carrel Joseph will play for the Republic of Haiti during the 2021 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers Americas Cup.

Joseph was chosen to be a part of the 12-man roster for Haiti as they compete in the 2021 FIBA AmeriCup Caribbean Pre Qualifier.

For the past several weeks, Joseph has been training in Miami for the chance to represent his country. A native of Haiti, Joseph recently graduated from SUNY Cortland, where he played for the men’s basketball team. In his senior year, the forward averaged 6.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 0.4 blocks, and 0.4 steals.

“Being able to represent my country is an honor and a life long dream coming true,” Joseph said. “I am looking forward to the experience.”

The FIBA AmeriCup 2021 Caribbean Pre- Qualifier will qualify two teams for the FIBA AmeriCup 2021 Qualifiers beginning in September. The two qualified Caribbean teams will join the South American and Central American Pre- Qualifier Champions along with the four-eliminated Round One – FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifier – Americas teams.

The Preliminary Phase for the FIBA AmeriCup 2021 Caribbean Pre- Qualifier begins on June 24 and concludes on June 28.