2006 Focus: Edgar Sosa

Ok, Edgar Sosa's not one of those New York City point guards who soaks up the headlines and is the next in the line, following guys like Kenny Anderson and Stephon Marbury. But the Rice High junior should be a commodity when the spring rolls around.

People in the Big Apple always talk about the "next" New York City point guard. There was Kenny Anderson, Stephon Marbury and the latest to come through with all the hype was Sebastian Telfair.

We're not putting Edgar Sosa in that class, but one thing is for certain: The Rice High (N.Y.) junior floor leader hasn't gotten the notoriety he's deserved.

Sosa is a big-time shooter who also has the ability to get his teammates involved. He has been playing in the shadow of teammate Curtis Kelly, one of the top big men in the Class of 2006, and also played behind Russell Robinson last season, who is now a freshman guard at Kansas.

``I think lately I've been showing people what I can do," Sosa said. "The attention has started to come."

Sosa grew up in Washington Heights in Manhattan and has flown under the radar until recently, when he's been putting up 19 points and 6 assists per game for the undefeated Raiders.

``Before the summer, the only two schools I had were St. John's and Manhattan," Sosa said. "I think everything happened after ABCD Camp, even though I don't think I played as well as I should have."

Now his list includes N.C. State, UConn, Louisville, Miami, Boston College, St. John's and Seton Hall.

``I want to go to a school I know I'll be out on the floor and have an opportunity to play my freshman year," he added.


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