Josh Snow completes first year at IU East

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Switzerland County High School graduate and Indiana University East freshman Josh Snow played an integral role with the Pioneer basketball team this year. Indiana University East is located in Richmond, Indiana.

As a 6’2″ power forward, Josh Snow was routinely asked to guard players that were bigger, stronger, or faster than he was. A solid defensive player, he could also be counted on to make a big defensive stand at crucial junctures.

In the second half of the season against Andrews University of Michigan, Josh Snow forced a five-second call with under a minute to play and the Pioneers hanging onto a two-point lead. IU East held on to win the game, 92-88.

Josh Snow said that his first season of basketball at IU East was: “A great experience. To be able to come in as a freshmen and start was amazing. The biggest transition from high school to college was the work, the intensity of the workouts and the competition. High school competition is a joke compared to college competition.”

Along with being a solid defensive player, he also made large contributions offensively. He averaged 8.68 points per game this season, including a season high 19 points in an 83-82 victory against Anderson University. He also scored in double-figures 11 times this season.

On the glass, Josh Snow proved that he was a force to be reckoned with as he pulled down 189 rebounds – including 55 offensive boards – this season. He averaged 6.75 rebounds per game, and pulled down 11 rebounds four times during the season. He also had four double-doubles for the Pioneers.

For the season, he averaged just below 40-percent from the field (96-for-241); and just below 58-percent from the freethrow line (48-for-83). He also averaged one assist per game.

All told, Josh Snow was a bright spot in a difficult season for the Pioneers.

“After the beginning of the season, we came together as a team. We grew closer and became a family,” he said.

Josh Snow said that his primary focus this off-season will be: “Ball handling and my shooting. I need to extend my range on the court.”

Josh brought intensity and hard work to every game and practice this season. His contributions did not go unnoticed.