Lashley Sets Two Visits

He comes from an area not exactly renowned for producing hoops talent. Regardless, on the strength of an excellent perimeter shot, Edwin Lashley heated up his own recruitment this summer.

"In my area, Salisbury, people don't come to watch you," Edwin Lashley, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard said. "A lot of people don't know the area. I had to go to prep school to get my name out there. My name got out there a little bit being at St. Thomas More but it didn't really get out until the summer."

Lashley played last year at St. Thomas More after leaving the state of Maryland. He'll return to play for Coach Jere Quinn this season, his 5th and final year of prep ball. Last year, Lashley was the 6th man on the team and missed a valuable chance to be seen at the War On The Shore when he injured his finger.

There were no traces of a finger injury this summer when Lashley burned it up from the outside while playing for Duane Coverdale's Delaware Sharpshooters.

"I've always been able to shoot but this summer I made the mindset that I wanted to become a better player. I worked out every day this summer getting in shape and all that stuff I was doing paid off. I was getting myself prepared for the summer."

Lashley has offers from a number of schools including St. Joe's, St. John's, College of Charleston, East Carolina, Drexel and Kent State. He'll begin his official visits in September.

The Hawks have scheduled his first visit and that will take place the weekend of Sept. 11. Next up will be Norm Roberts' St. John's program and that visit is set for the weekend of the 25th.

"I have to have a good relationship with the coaching staff. Having a relationship with your head coach is important. I want to play somewhere where I'll have the opportunity to play. All I need is the opportunity to play. I like theater so my major is going to be theater and I want to minor in communications so they have to be big in that area."

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