#11 Joseph Girard III
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6'1" 181 lbs Guard
HS: Glens Falls Glens Falls, NY
Born: 11/2000 Glens Falls, NY
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3Pt 3PA % Asst Reb DReb OReb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
2019-20 Fr G 32 30 1056 122 351
34.8%
84 94
89.4%
70 216
32.4%
113 97 92 5 47 0 60 47 3 398 12.4 3.5 3.0
2020-21 So G 28 28 776 92 259
35.5%
39 50
78.0%
50 150
33.3%
99 81 75 6 34 0 59 39 2 273 9.8 3.5 2.9
2021-22 Jr G 33 33 1125 142 362
39.2%
82 93
88.2%
89 221
40.3%
138 92 81 11 42 0 92 53 1 455 13.8 4.2 2.8
2022-23 Sr G - - - - -
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Career    
93
91
2957
356
972
36.6%
205
237
86.5%
209
587
35.6%
350
270
248
22
123
0
211
139
6
1126
12.1
3.8
2.9

Joe Girard is a guard for Syracuse basketball. He was known for his perimeter shooting prowess.

Joseph Girard Syracuse BasketballGirard was one of the most accomplished high school athletes in New York state history. He set the New York State high school career scoring record with 4,763 points. He played varsity basketball starting in eighth grade, and his point total includes all five years. He scored 4,329 points from ninth grade through his senior season. [1] It is believed he had the ninth most career points for a high school student, across the country. Girard led his high school to a Class B state basketball championship his senior year, and Class B state championships in basketball his sophomore and senior years.

Girard started the season as the top reserve for the Orange. Sophomore Jalen Carey would struggle at the point guard position, and after two games coach Jim Boeheim moved Girard to the starting point guard position; he would remain their the rest of the year. Girard would promptly respond with a 24 point night against Seattle, making seven of eight shots for 24 points, along with five assists. Girard would have an inconsistent season, but showed that he could score. He would have a season high 30 points against North Carolina State in a February loss. Girard would lead the team in assists, and was third in scoring.

Girard would struggle with consistency his sophomore season, having a few big scoring games mixed with low scoring games. He did contract Covid-19, which added to conditioning problems for him. Girard started every game but split the point guard responsibilites with freshman Kadary Richmond.

Girard would continue to improve at the point guard position his junior year. He was the beneficiary of the addition of Cole Swider to the line up, as he and Buddy Boeheim drew defensive attention, and gave Girard cleaner looks at the basket. As such, Girard led the Orange in three point baskets, barely edging out Boeheim for that honor. He also shot at a healthy clip of 40.3% from the perimeter.

Girard's father Joe Girard Jr. was a star player for crosstown LeMoyne from 1991-1994.

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[1] Syracuse Post Standard, Chris Carlson, April 4, 2019