Sosa named to NYC's prestigious IS8 first team

How good is Louisville-bound point guard Edgar Sosa? Well, the Bronx, New York prospect's inclusion on the prestigious IS8 First Team should give some indication of his ability.

How good is Edgar Sosa?

Well, his inclusion on the IS8's First Team should give some indication of his ability.

You see, the IS8 Tournament held annually in Jamaica, NY is the undisputed heavy-weight of the Big Apple's spring and fall leagues. It's a league that has played host to basketball's brightest stars.

LeBron James? Yep, he's an IS8 alum. Sebastian Telfair? You bet. Jerry Stackhouse? Check. Lamar Odom? You get the picture.

The IS8 isn't a league for the faint hearted. It's rowdy. It's loud. And it's tough. As tournament director Pete Edwards often says, "Bring your game not your name because everyone who can play can't necessarily play here!"

Sosa, a Louisville commit who played for the Bingo All-Stars during this year's IS8's, distinguished himself during the prestigious event. He was named to the league's First Team, the only player honored on the elite first unit whose team didn't reach the tournament's semifinals. In the process, his play had most analysts in New York, like long-time AAU coach Gary Charles, hailing Sosa as the top point guard in the city's Class of 2006.

The 6-foot-2 Rice High School product was one of just two rising seniors honored on the first team, joining North Carolina's Danny Green, N.C. State's Brandon Costner, and Providence's Geoff McDermott. 6-3 Larry Davis from Christ the King (NY) also was honored on the first team.

Gary Charles' New York Panthers, led by 2005 McDonald's All-American Danny Green won the 2005 title.

Next up for Sosa? He'll play in the Nike Memorial Day Classic this weekend in New Orleans.

IS8 First Team Danny Green- New York Panthers, Geoff McDermott- Real Scout, Edgar Sosa -Bingo All Stars, Brandon Costner- Playaz Club, Larry Davis- Team Odom

IS8 Second Team Eugene Harvey- Aneesas Sports, Jermaine Peterson- Aneesas Sports, Jamont Gordon- Aneesas Sports, Nyan Boateng- Team Odom, Earl Clark- Playaz Club

IS8 Third Team Derrick Mercer- Playaz Club, Wayne Ellington- Playaz Club, Levance Fields- Juice All Stars, John Mitchell- Mount Vernon, Terrell Biggs- Metro Hawks


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