Joe had a solid start to his freshmen season at Seminole State College a NJCAA division one school,which was abruptly haltered due to a back injury; forcing him to red-shirt his freshmen year. After recovering from the injury he continued to show the promise he had shown earlier in his red-shirt freshmen year going onto to average 10 points and 5 rebounds over the two years. One of his stand-out performances was against NOC Enid where he scored 18 points and grabbed 8 rebounds locking in the win. Seminole State Trojans made the regional two play offs in both seasons that Joe was on the team. Also, whilst at Seminole State Joe won the first ever Seminole State Slam Jam Dunk competition.