Edmondson Will Take His Game To The Big East

Throughout his high school career Tyshawn Edmondson was always a little underrated, now the talented guard will showcase his skills in a big time conference as he's headed to the Big East.

The St. John's Red Storm used the spring signing period to bolster its backcourt. On Tuesday, Pennsylvania wing Quincy Roberts signed papers with Norm Roberts' team. A day later, the Red Storm headed south.

Tyshawn Edmondson, a 6-foot-3 combo guard out of Hopkinsville (Ky.) University Heights, signed with St. John's after teaming with All-American Scotty Hopson for a deep run at the Kentucky state championship.

"He had three great places [to choose from] – St. John's, Dayton and Western [Kentucky]," University Heights coach Randy McCoy said. "I think it was a tough decision for him and he visited all three places. I think probably the Big East had something to do with it and he had a great visit up there."

"I think he sees that he can go into St. John's next year and contribute right away," he continued. "I think there were a lot of factors, but there were good factors about every place. He was very comfortable with all three head coaches."

What does Edmondson give the Storm? He's a live-bodied guard who can elevate and get himself in the paint. He'll do most of his perimeter work inside the arc and be able to create for others.

"They are getting a quality kid that will represent St. John's well in the classroom, on campus and on the basketball floor," McCoy said. "I think his upside for the next level is tremendous as he gets stronger and as he matures I think he's going to develop into a really nice player."

Edmonson averaged 18.1 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game during his senior season.

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