Marked at Cal Poly: A Student Profile

“After I got it [my first tattoo at 18], stuff started happening. Basketball started blowing up.”

Victor Joseph, 22.

Victor Joseph is a senior communication studies major at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Joseph is a student athlete who has 10 tattoos. The artwork he showcases on his body includes: memorials, scripture and music references.

His tattoos start as a chest piece and continue down his arm into a sleeve.

“I didn’t know what I was gonna do in my life. But after I got it [my first tattoo at 18], stuff started happening. Basketball started blowing up,” Joseph said.  

Joseph transferred to Poly in the 2016-2017 basketball season from Chaffey College. In his first year as a Mustang, he appeared in 31 games with 14 starts. Because he was given four years to compete athletically under the NCAA rules, he only competed for two seasons at Poly.

In the first season, he played an average of 25 minutes a game, scoring an average of 12 points.

For the 2017-2018 season he upped his stats. He scored 88 percent at the freethrow line, started all 31 of the games he played and averaged 14.4 points a game.

He has since signed with an agent and plans to play professionally, overseas.

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