2006 Focus: Edgar Sosa

Manhattan's Rice High School has churned out some big time guards like Kenny Satterfield, Russell Robinson, Andre Barrett and Keydren Clark. Hoping to follow in their path is junior Edgar Sosa.

Edgar Sosa is a tough customer. For whatever reason, most New York guards are. The 6-foot-1 combo guard out of Rice High School has seen high-major guards file through the doors of his high school and now it's his turn to be the next big thing.

So far, Seton Hall and Miami have offered him. St. John's, North Carolina State, St. Joseph's and Connecticut have shown interest. It's early in his process, but the interest is there and appears to be growing.

As it stands right now, Sosa is leaning toward leaving the city. "I'm getting out," Sosa said. "I've already seen everything there is to see in the city. Basketball is the same everywhere."

Sosa made a name for himself with his stroke on the AAU circuit a few years ago. At his size, he's more suited to play the point guard and that's a spot he feels good about.

"I feel more comfortable at the point. I'm just comfortable bringing up the ball and running the team. At the two I get a lot of points but I don't feel as comfortable. Every game I play at the one I'm learning more."

Sosa is likely to run with the Gauchos this summer where his competitive spirit will fit right in with one of the hardest playing teams on the circuit.

"I think people need to know that I like to have fun. I'll play with anyone, I'm a team player and I just love to win. I hate to lose."

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