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Recruiting update: Corey Edwards' team falls OT of the New York State Federation Class AA championship

George Mason Basketball: Recruiting update: Corey Edwards' team falls OT of the New York State Federation Class AA championship

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Recruiting update: Corey Edwards' team falls OT of the New York State Federation Class AA championship

2011 George Mason recruit Corey Edwards
Thought I would share a recruiting update on one of George Mason's two incoming freshman for 2011. Point guard Corey Edwards and Christ the King high  school (where Ryan Pearson attended) lost in overtime to Mount Vernon (Sherrod Wright's high school team) in the New York State Federation Class AA championship.  Christ the King had won the previous two years and used clutch free throws and big shots down the stretch to win.  That was not the case this past weekend as future Mason point guard Edwards missed three free throws in OT and was 5-for-10 overall from there for the game.  I am sure you must be thrilled to see the Patriots are continuing to bring in talent that cannot shoot free throws. All kidding aside Edwards is actually a very clutch player and this was very uncharacteristic of him to miss big time shots.  In the NY Post story he was quoted as 'blaming the loss on himself' which speaks to his leadership qualities.  

Edwards will join a George Mason team next season that is still pretty deep at the guard position despite losing senior guards Cam Long and Isaiah Tate to graduation. Vertrail Vaughns, Rashad Whack, and Bryon Allen will all be getting more minutes next season along side starter Andre Cornelius so it's tough to predict how much of an impact Edwards will have as a freshman.  It seems like it would be a great opportunity for a kid like him to redshirt for a season like Kevin Foster did his freshman year but I imagine that's a hard sell for the coaching staff.



Anonymous Le said...

From what I've seen from Vaughns, Whack, Allen and Acorn is not pass first pg ability which Mason has needed these past few years. If Edwards can come in right away and give us that I think it'd be best to get him started right away and give him the fair share of the minutes.

12:47 PM  
Anonymous c hirsch said...

A loaded backcourt and a freshman? This guy will see mop up duty at best his first year. Larranaga hardly ever gives freshman extended minutes.

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Matt Cerilli said...

I think Allen has a pass first mentality but he needs to cut down on his turnovers

1:10 PM  
Anonymous gmuhoops said...

I also forgot to mention add Sherrod Wright to that guard rotation next season.

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Matt K. said...

Yeah unless you are luke hancock, lol. Unless he really shocks I definitely agree.

7:02 PM  
Anonymous Scottranda said...

Sherrod is going to be an impact player!

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Brentrg said...

I have been reading up on and following Edwards. He seems like he will be an exceptional ball handler/passer for us. He doesn't score a whole lot, but has been hitting some big 3's this year for his team. I hope he develops into a slasher to the basket as well, but this guy is really gonna help us. I also agree that Wright is going to be a big time player for us next year. I think he will start with ACorn, and then Hancock, Pearson, and Morrison. It's going to be us and VCU next year.

2:22 PM  

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