Some kids are just blessed with the natural ability to do a lot, well. Joseph Battle appears to be one of these kids. He is the starting quarterback on the football team, the leading scorer on the basketball team, and he carries a 3.5 GPA in the classroom. Battle started to make some noise last year on the basketball court. The rising senior at Abbeville High School exploded onto the scene and has not looked back since.

As with most athletes, growing up in the state of South Carolina, Battle also plays football where the 6’3” Battle is Abbeville High School’s the starting quarterback. Battle is having a solid season and based on his physical attributes as a dual-threat quarter back he is getting recruited for football by the likes of Appalachian State and other schools. With Battle under center, they are currently 5-2 on the season.

On the basketball court is where Battle really stands apart from the rest. At the most recent Phenom Summer Havoc, Battle was named to the All Tournament team. After his performance at that event we wrote, “Battle was great all weekend, not only showing multiple ways to score but also playing with leadership and tough defense. Battle carries a 3.5 GPA and has D1 offers from Maryland Eastern Shore, Navy, and Citadel (along with 4 D2 offers). Battle was consistently one of the best in the event averaging over 20 Points and leading his SC Elite team to the 17U Big East Gold Championship.”

Last season Battle really took the next step as a go to player on the basketball court. As a sophomore, the 6’3” Battle looked to distribute as he gave way to some of his older team mates. Battle averaved 14 Points, 7 Boards, 3 Assists, as he shot 39% from the field.

As a junior Battle took on the challenge as go to player. And the step to start and Division 1 basketball prospect was taken. Drawing every opposing teams best defender and some creative junk defenses each time out, Battle was still able to put up high level numbers:

24 Points Per Game – 40% from 3, 83% FT, 57% from the field.

Earning an invite to the South Carolina Top 80, already stated that Battle was one of the best players in the state. However he was able to differentiate himself, from the bunch, on both ends of the court. Battle finished 11th in the camp in scoring and also won the camp’s Mr Defense award.

Battle carries an offer list from Maryland Eastern Shore, Citadel, Lander, Lincoln Memorial, Coker, Newberry, and Wingate. Our opinion is that Big South, MEAC, Southern Conference, SWAC, Atlantic Sun school should be all over this one.

He is a 2-way standout on the court and is a 3.5 student…What more do you want'!'

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