2024’s Joseph Colzie makes a major impact in a variety of ways | Youth1

2024’s Joseph Colzie makes a major impact in a variety of ways

Joseph Colzie is one of the best players from the Miami, FL area in the Class of 2024.  


The 6-foot, 146-pound Colzie, who attends Miami Killian, is a dynamic player that works as a small forward. 



No matter the opponent, every game Colzie is determined to give it his all. 


Colzie is going all out. 


The motor is always at full throttle whenever Colzie steps between the lines.


“My mindset is that I’m a very diverse player. I can shoot, handle, and attack as well as defend,” Colzie said. “At the small forward position I attack the rim, shoot jump shots, defend, get rebounds, and try to create for others.”


Colzie has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the court. Colzie tells why he enjoys the game of basketball so much. 


“I love everything about playing, including the hard work, the team chemistry, practice and games,” Colzie said. 


Colzie has learned many valuable lessons from playing basketball that he applies to his everyday life. 


“Playing has taught me that to be the best in something there’s a lot of dedication and training that you need to do to be better than your peers,” Colzie said. 


Colzie shares his favorite memory of playing basketball.


“My favorite memory of playing is winning my first championship,” Colzie said. “It meant a lot to me because of all of the work we put in that season.”


Colzie takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Colzie makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.


“I demonstrate being a good teammate by bringing my teammates up and not knocking them down. I always love seeing my teammates score,” Colzie said. “The best advice I have given a teammate is to play hard every possession because every possession matters.”


Colzie is appreciative of having amazing male role models that are supportive.


“I’ve learned from my coaches that hard work is more valuable than talent but when somebody has both those are the best type of players out there,” Colzie said. 


Colzie patterns his mentality after this future Hall of Fame forward.  

“A player that I look up to is Kevin Durant,” Colzie said. “For his height he has amazing ball handling and 3 point shooting, which is very similar to me.”

Colzie lists reading as his favorite subject in school. 

“I really enjoy reading books that I am interested in,” Colzie said.  


Colzie explains his collegiate aspirations. 


“I would love to and be blessed to be able to play for a college,” Colzie said. “Dream colleges of mine are the University of Miami and University of Florida.”


Colzie is striving for greatness in all that he does. 


“My goals on the court are to play Division I basketball and eventually professional basketball,” Colzie said. “Off the court my goals are to be a respectable, hard worker, and a role model to my future kids just like how my dad has been to me.”


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