Early Years Childhood
Cory Joseph was born on August 20, 1991 in Toronto, Canada with basketball in his DNA. Cory is the youngest of four children. He has two older sisters, Chantal and Danielle, and an older brother Devoe. His parents, David and Connie Joseph, both played, coached, and refereed basketball at various levels. “I come from a basketball family, so that is where my love of basketball came from.”
The game was always around the house. Family members could see Cory’s love of the game and determination at a young age. He practiced basketball whenever he could. After school, Cory would be found playing basketball on the driveway with Devoe until dark – no matter the weather. The brothers always challenged each other to be the best they could be.
The brothers would practice in the heat, the pouring rain, and the snow. During the cold winter months, they would shovel the driveway and play with gloves on. “Cory worked hard,” said Cory’s father, David. “Basketball was his life. He loved the game as a baby.”
Cory was introduced to basketball almost immediately after birth. His parents stopped by a friend’s championship game on their way home from the hospital. That was the day his grandfather, Sylbert Joseph, was convinced Cory is destined for a career in the NBA!