Fairfield Moves On Wing

Ed Cooley reached into the southern part of the country for another 2007 pledge.

The Fairfield Stags are operating at a strong success rate in the southern part of the United States. Ed Cooley's club went south to Hargrave Military Academy where it scored another 2007 commitment.

Warren Edney, a 6-foot-5 small forward picked the Stags after going through the process and hearing from College of Charleston and East Carolina.

"I think the kid felt really comfortable on the visit," Kevin Keatts said. "He felt like it was a home away from home. He had an unbelievable time. He developed a great relationship with the coaches and the assistants and that pushed it over the hump."

A strong wing athlete, Edney should be able to contribute in more than one slot. His post graduate coach stressed his versatility.

"I think they're going to play him at the 3 position with the ability to play maybe some shooting guard. Because of his body and athletic ability he can score inside and out. I think he'll play more a of wing role as a slasher and then as years go by play even more on the outside."

Hargrave, traditionally one of the true post grad power houses, seems to have a player like Edney each year. One kid goes from flying below the radar to hearing from a ton of schools once the fall workouts commence. This year, Edney is that player.

"We've always got a guy who no one knows about and in the end they get a pleasant surprise. Warren Edney has been that guy for us."

Now he's property of Fairfield and first year head coach Ed Cooley, a former Boston College assistant.

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