Sosa picks Louisville

Rice (NY) High School point guard Edgar Sosa, ranked the No. 47 prospect nationally by Scout.com, announced his decision to attend the University of Louisville at a Thursday afternoon press conference. Sosa spoke with Inside The Ville about his decision just minutes following his big announcement!

Edgar Sosa said Thursday afternoon at Rice High School in the Bronx, New York that he'll attend the University of Louisville and play for Rick Pitino.

Sosa, rated the No. 47 prospect nationally and the seventh-best point guard in the Class of 2006, averaged 15 points and 6 assists as junior. He helped lead Rice to the CHSAA championship game while earning First Team All-Manhattan honors.

"I think this is one of those guys who you feel comfortable with immediately as your point man," Dave Telep of ScoutHoops.com said. "He's got leadership capabilities and a sweet stroke from downtown. He's one of the best in the country at his position and a guy who has steadily improved year in and year out. To me, Louisville just landed a valuable piece for their program in the backcourt."

Capable of playing either backcourt position, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Sosa decided Louisville, and Pitino's up-tempo system, the best fit for his own abilities.


It's official: Sosa is
a Cardinal

"I committed to Louisville," Sosa told Inside The Ville minutes after his afternoon press conference. "I chose Louisville because of their style of play and Coach Pitino's history developing players. I'm glad to get my decision out of the way because it will take a lot of pressure off me this summer and I can just play."

Louisville moved out in front in the race for Sosa's services last month when Pitino paid the talented guard a visit in New York and offered a scholarship. Then, a phone call from the Louisville coach Monday night apparently sealed the deal.

"That conversation played a big part in me making my decision this week," said Sosa. "It eased my concerns about playing time because Coach Pitino told me if I come in and work hard I could compete for a starting position."

Sosa said he will attend Louisville's summer camp next month, and most likely would attend the Nike All-American camp in Indianapolis, IN in July.

Sosa narrowed his choices down to four schools - Louisville, Connecticut, N.C. State, and Miami - before committing to the Cardinals.


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