All the work Tajmari Joyner put in during the offseason is starting to pay off.
The junior is currently having a breakout season for the Cougars. He is scoring 15 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.4 steals per game.
And as the season winds down, Joyner has taken his game to another level.
He scored 30 points for the first time in his career against North Johnston on Feb. 4. Joyner then scored 26 points against Southern Wayne on Feb. 9.
“I was working on my game during the summer,” Joyner said. “My mentality is to finish. Even if I don’t get the calls, my mentality is to finish.”
As a team, the Cougars are having another successful season. Although, it did not get off to the best start.
Goldsboro started the season 1-4, but now, the Cougars have won 12 games in a row. Goldsboro also won its third conference title in four years and won the FCA Winter Classic.
After missing the playoffs last season, Joyner and his teammates hope the Cougars can make a deep playoff run this season.
“The first goal was to win the Christmas tournament, and we accomplished that,” Joyner said. “Second goal, right now, is to win the conference tournament and go all the way to states.”