Edwards Has Productive Junior Season

Bill Edwards season ended earlier than he wanted, but the talented wing still had a good year. Scout.com caught up with the talented wing and he updated us on his play and recruitment.

Despite an ankle injury that kept him out of seven games this year, Bill Edwards managed to put together an impressive season, where he strung together double-doubles in eight of his last nine game.

"I started out the season just mediocre and then after the injury I came back strong and I knew I had to pick it up in order for us to be successful," Edwards said. "At the end of the season I did way better and my numbers went up."

"It was another stride in our program," the Middltown (Ohio) High standout said. "It wasn't as good as we wanted, but we finished 15-7 and we lost in the third round to Cincinnati (Ohio) Princeton by five points, so that was kind of disappointing."

Edwards, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound wing, said he saw time at virtually every position this season. On the year he went for 17.5 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.

Despite receiving interest from colleges during the season, Edwards put it off. The three-star prospect wanted to stay focused on the season.

"It's going well and there are a lot of schools looking," Edwards said about his recruitment. "To tell you the truth I put it off during the season because I was trying to focus on the season, but those injuries set me back."

"I'm really going to hit it hard this spring and summer and take some visits and narrow it down," he continued.

So far Edwards has scholarship offers from Dayton, Miami (Ohio) and UMass. He mentioned that he's made a trip to Ohio State and that Indiana was also in the picture.

"There are a lot of schools messing with me, but as far as my opinion goes it's really open right now," Edwards said. "I'm just trying to see what happens this spring and I'm going to sit down with my parents and narrow it down a little bit."

Edwards plans to meet with his parents prior to spring AAU ball and figure out which schools he wants to visit.

He will stick with the Ohio Force on the circuit this year. They plan to play in the All-Ohio Cup, the Pitt Jam Fest and in the King James Shooting Stars Classic in April.

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