The love affair amongst Buffalo and Josiah Freeman lasted less than six months after the senior guard asked to be released from his national letter of intent.
The administration reacted quickly, releasing the 6-4 guard from his NLI and Freeman is currently looking for a new home.
“I wasn’t secure in where the coaching staff was heading,” Freeman explained. “I didn’t feel it was the 100 percent choice for me and my family.”
Since getting his release, programs such as East Carolina and Delaware have already offered with Ole Miss, Liberty, Colorado State and Toledo showing interest.
Also, if newly hired Iona head coach Rick Pitino decided to reach out to the senior guard, he would, “heavily consider.”
But as things stands now, Freeman is just being patient with the process since most recruitments have been put on hold. He’s not going to rush his decision but would like to still announce in the spring.
“Since the NCAA put kind of a pause on the recruiting…I don’t see myself making any rush [decision] until this is all over,” he said. “Maybe a little bit after spring break.”
Freeman is one of the best available guards on the market right now. His shooting ability sets him apart from a lot of guys in his class but his markmanship on the court isn’t the only thing he’s going to bring to his next program.
“A fierce competitor all around, communication, and locked in mentally,” he said. “As far as my game, there’s some CJ McCollum and Eric Gordon in there. I can score the ball and can guard big and small guards.”