Josh Tabb: A Small School Player With Big Time Skills

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Century’s Josh Tabb: A Small School Player With Big Time Skills

Brian Stinnette
September 9, 2003

Josh Tabb of Century (Ullin), may play for a small Class A school, but he is a player with big time skills. Despite playing far downstate, Tabb is fast building a statewide reputation as one of the top Class of 2005 basketball prospects in the state of Illinois.

Tabb, a 6-3 shooting guard, averaged better than 21 points per game last year as a sophomore. He already has scored more than 1,000 points in his career, and he still has two years left. Tabb and fellow Class of 2005 prospect Ray Nelson, combine to form a dynamic backcourt duo.

The highly-athletic Tabb told Chicago Hoops that his offensive skills are the strongest part of his game. Tabb is outstanding in the open floor. He is a very creative offensive player who has a strong handle, and is capable of shooting with range, or slashing to the hole. Tabb says that he working hard to improve both his jump shot, and his defense.

Tabb, currently ranked by Chicago Hoops as the #2 Class of 2005 basketball prospect, competed this summer on the AAU circuit with the Illinois Warriors. Julian Wright (Homewood-Flossmoor), one of the Top 5 Class of 2005 prospects in the country, was among Tabb’s Illinois Warrior teammates.

A number of high major programs have taken notice of Tabb’s skills. Illinois is already showing heavy interest. However, Kansas, UCLA and a number of other big time programs are also taking a very hard look at Tabb. His stock could soar even further this fall when his high school team competes in the prestigious Marshall County Shootout.