who was committed to Indiana State before he blew up for interest and offers from bigger programs.
Edwards grew up a Purdue fan. Had a less than spectacular high school season for his sophomore year, not sure if coaching or what. But he excels in AAU ball.
Thought at one point in the winter he might verbal to IU, but IU cooled off on him.
Jalen Coleman from the same AAU team is joining LaLu in the Region from Indy Cathedral...Brey should be at any game of his he can.
but I wouldn't say that about Edwards. Obviously the difference in the style of play benefits him in AAU games. Also, the fact that other teams can't load up to defend him is a huge benefit.
EC should be better this year, and the sophomore class has a lot of talent and potential. I would expect him to have a very strong senior year in both personal accomplishments and team achievements.
Painter has lost his grip on Region kids lately. I think the door is open for Brey to have a bigger presence. Certainly, Northwestern is starting to make some progress on the recruiting trail.
He was projected incredibly high very early on in 8th and into 9th grade due to summer play, like top 20-25 in the 2015 class. And received offers from schools based on how they were projecting out his game as a junior/senior in high school. Sorta unfair to the kid as these expectations get placed on them very early on, too early for my liking. His rankings has slowly dropped. He hasn't grown enough and his jump shot hasn't progressed for how small he is at this stage. He's probably still a top 75-85 type kid but not nearly the top 20 many projected.
Open court play (like the summer) is where he is absolutely best. A maximum open court type style will be important for him to find in a college.
Full disclaimer, I prefer bigger PGs unless they have a dynamite, really consistent jump shot so I'm biased.
and I think you are right he is still a top 100 player, and hopefully will continue to improve his jumpshot.
Yes, I think he has certainly had high expectations on the recruiting trail and AAU circuit as well as high expectations for EC Central. Certainly, EC has had a few down years, but Edwards still has expectations of following E'twaun Moore and to a certain extent Indiana All-Star Michael Harris, who was an outstanding HS basketball player.
Certainly EC doesn't have the talent level that they did in the early to mid 90's when they had more talent than most DII schools and few small DI schools, but the expectations are still high there.