Edwards breaks out on EYBL circuit

HOUSTON -- Carsen Edwards, a standout in Texas, is among the breakout performers of the spring. Who schools are showing interest in Edwards?

The Houston Hoops are historically loaded with players. This year isn’t any different, as big names like De’Aaron Fox and Jared Vanderbilt, are running with Hal Pastner’s squad.

But the Hoops also have a handful of sleepers and perhaps one of the bigger national sleepers in 2016 guard Carsen Edwards.

At the EYBL Houston event over the weekend, Edwards, a senior-to-be at Humble (Tex.) Atascocita, continued his strong play on the circuit, scoring 68 points in four games and making 13 of his 27 three-point attempts.

“My spring is going well,” Edwards told Scout. “I enjoy the new EYBL. This is my first time and it’s good competition. I think I’m playing well and can continue to play better.”

At 5-foot-11, Edwards has a solid, stocky build. For the Hoops he plays both on and off the ball and his scoring output is needed. He shoots it well from three, is a tough driver and also competes on the opposite end.

“I feel I strive off the defensive end,” Edwards said. “If I play well on the defensive end my offense will come.”

Edwards said his recruitment has taken off since the first April evaluation period. He cited scholarship offers from Baylor, Houston, SMU, Tulsa, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech. Purdue is also showing interest.

Edwards hasn’t take any college visits, but said he’s interested in seeing Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech in the near future. What sticks out about the Commodores and the Hokies?

“With Virginia Tech, I just like coach Buzz,” he said. “I like the players he has and the players he’s recruited and have played for them.”

“I just like the SEC,” Edwards said about Vanderbilt. “It’s a tough conference. I like their coach. I know a few players there. I know Samir [Sehic] that is going there and Jeff Roberson that is there.”

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