I always know Joel has my back. He brings high energy and a positive word to every teammate. He loves the grind that comes with the sport, and is always ready when his number is called.
— Trevor Waite, Senior


  • 5'11 Senior Guard

  • Started 37 games as a junior, leading team to an NAIA D2 National Title

  • Averaged 7.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game

  • Named to Crossroads League All Defensive Team

  • Shot 43.2% from 3 and 51.7% from the field

  • Transferred from Bradley University

  • Played in 26 games and started 2 at Bradley

  • Led Richmond High School to conference, sectional and regional championships

  • Scored over 1000 points and dished out more than 600 assists and 500 rebounds in his career

  • Was a member of the prestigious Indiana All Star team after he averaged 15.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 6.4 assists as a senior

  • Won John Wooden NCL award given to the Indiana All Star who demonstrated outstanding citizenship

  • Originally from Lagos, Nigeria


Why IWU...

I transferred to IWU because I loved the Christ-centered campus, academic reputation and high level basketball program.

IAm3 is...

IAm3 is all about putting God and others before yourself.

Fearless is...

Fearless is all about living without doubt and knowing you have prepared well when you face failure.

The IWU coaching staff is...

The coaches here do not only teach you basketball but also how to be a man, a friend, and a father.

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