Edwards Garners More Attention

Junior guard Arroyo Edwards is having an impressive season, and that has led to an up-tick in his recruitment.

The natural talent possessed by Arroyo Edwards is impressive. The 6-foot-2 scoring guard can make shots from deep, gets to the rim, and is a good athlete. The challenge for him has been to put it all together, and so far as a junior he is doing that.

At Milwaukee (WI) King High School things are going well this season. Edwards is the team's leading scorer and has been excellent in helping them to an impressive 14-2 record.

"I am playing pretty good this year," said Edwards. "There is a lot of pressure on me this year. Last year we had a lot of seniors, but this year the ball is in my hands a lot. It is different than last year, but I am doing good for the most part."

With his strong play, schools from all over the region are beginning to show him significant attention.

"I am hearing a lot from Minnesota, Iowa, Clemson, DePaul, Marquette, Milwaukee, Baylor, Tennessee, and some more schools," said Edwards.

At this point he has made unofficial visits to DePaul and to Marquette. When on those visits Edwards pays attention to the entire situation at the school. Not just the basketball, but the academics as well.

"Basically I am looking for a school that prepares their players academically, and makes sure they aren't just about basketball," Edwards explained. "Also I want to see how they play and what their style is. Like I pay attention to if they are an up and down team or if they are a slowdown team."

While Edwards says that it is still very early in the recruiting process for him, he does think that staying close to home is an attractive option. That is why the Marquette Golden Eagles are beginning to standout for him.

"I have been thinking about staying home," Edwards explained. "I like Marquette a lot. They haven't offered me, but it is a school like and one I definitely would like to go to."

For now Edwards is just trying to help King get deep in the playoffs and improve on what has already been an impressive junior season.


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