Josiah Ide

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Josiah Ide
(Raccoon, G)
ID# 1053
File:Pac JosiahIde.jpg
Artwork by Pac
No. 16 – Winnipeg Voyageurs
Position Guard
Species Raccoon ( Procyonidae )
Gender Male
Personal information
Born 7/25/1996
Crescent City, CA
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Shoots Right
Career information
School Atwood College
FBA draft 2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall
Selected by the Pittsburgh Keystones
Pro playing career 2018–present
Career history
2018-Oct. 2018 Pittsburgh Keystones
Oct. 2018-2019 Arizona Whips
2019-2020 Baltimore Spirits
2020-present Winnipeg Voyageurs
Career highlights and awards
  • FBA Rookie All-Star (2019)
Contract information
Contract year 2021
2023 Salary $1.5 million
2024 Salary $2 million
Player Contacts
(IC) Agent Unknown
(OOC) Creator Chris Pereto
(OOC) Actor Unknown
(OOC) Usage Ask me before any use


When asked about his early life, 22-year-old Josiah Ide is deflective at best. “I was spit up by the ocean on a bright sunny day, fully formed and ready to rock” he says with a grin, continuing the line even when pressed. Interviews with his fellow Atwood students are required to reveal that he and his fraternal twin brother Julian are the product of a broken home, enduring parental neglect and homelessness at an early age.

“He doesn’t mind if people know," assures former Atwood teammate Jeremy Goodnight. “He just doesn’t wanna be the one to tell ‘em.”

Sure enough, young Mr. Ide is as forthcoming as his passes when asked about his teen years, and describes his time among a gang of California surfer youths with nostalgia. “It really would’ve sucked if I didn’t have Julie and the guys” he says. “I dunno. We were just flying. We had boards, the beach, the best weather in the world, and it was home for us. I never thought of doing anything but catching waves. You’d have to have been there.”

When his dreams of becoming a professional surfer were dealt a setback via a poor showing at an amateur competition, the then- 16-year-old withdrew into his next favorite sport: basketball. Turning his failure into fuel, the young man began to light up the courts surrounding the city beach. His raw talent didn’t go unnoticed, and a physical education coach at a local school engaged him on the concrete. Eventually winning his trust, Josiah’s first mentor suggested he recommence his education for an opportunity to play on a real team.

“If Olivier had said ‘Jo, go to school,’ I’d’ve told him to eat a jellyfish” Josiah insists, laughing at the statement. “But he was smart. He says ‘Jo, I got a team that’s dying for a dude like you, and all you gotta do to play is a little bit of English and a little bit of algebra.’ Well, I could do that. So I played ball and got an education by accident. And now I’m doing that again, here.”

Whether or not Josiah’s professors would believe this statement in light of his 3.6 grade point average, the fact remains that Mr. Ide faces a promising future. He’s majoring in marine biology, finding himself unable to let go of his watery roots, and considering an internship at various coastal facilities after graduation.

“Y’know, only if ball doesn’t work out” he assures us.

Indeed, it would be disappointing to see this prospect give up his game. Ide's senior year as a point guard has seen him average 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game – qualifying him as a scoring point guard. He's not a high flier, an emphatic blocker or flashy in any regard (a sharp contrast to his surfing or streetball style, he assures us) but more than makes up for it by being an efficient assassin. Additionally, it's been noted how easily Josiah seems to remain calm in pressure-filled predicaments, staying focused and flexible while players tense up around him. He excels at shooting and bullying his way to the basket, and hardly misses after making it to the free throw line. He's deadly from the perimeter and equally adept at finding open teammates. This combination of strengths left coaches at UDub initially unsure whether to play their new acquisition as a point guard or shooing guard.

“I could’ve gone either way” Josiah says with a shrug.