It wasn't a pretty first outing for Marcus Smart YGC36 guard Kyler Edwards, who went 3-for-16 from the field in a loss, but he rebounded nicely for a solid weekend in Atlanta at the adidas Uprising.
“I just have to forget about it and come back tomorrow and shoot better. I've been working on my overall game. Passing, rebounding, shooting. That’s what I’m working on," Edwards told Scout on Friday. "Finding everybody in the open spots, getting them the ball and then knocking down a couple shots.”
As far as recruiting goes, Iowa State, LSU and SMU are the schools coming after Edwards the hardest while Texas and TCU are continuing to monitor him, but have not offered.
On Iowa State: “They want me to see the school. They like me, they like my game.” said he’s hearing from coach William Small. “I like Iowa State. I like how they develop their guards.”
On SMU: “SMU is close to home and I’ve had a lot of chances to see them. That’s like home for me. Coach Jank is telling me that it’s close to home so all my family can come see me. Coach Forrest, we always joke around and he’s always tell me ‘come on’ and come to the school.”
On LSU: “They tell me a lot about how they’re trying to get it back on track there and that if I go there, I’ll be a good guard for them.” says coach Tony Benford is recruiting him. “He came from North Texas and he already knows my game. I haven’t gotten to meet him personally yet.” Said he has not talked to Will Wade yet.”
Edwards has visited SMU plenty of times and isn't sure if he'll end up taking an official visit there.
“I don’t think I have to. I’ve been there a whole bunch of times so I can just take an unofficial,” Edwards said.
LSU has been making a push into Texas and that has stood out to him as well with former North Texas coach Tony Benford on staff.
“I think it’ll be a lot of Texas people going to LSU because it’s a familiar coach there,” Edwards said. “I guess there’s a buzz, but Texas people deserve it.”
The 6-4 guard said that he plans to sign early and wants to take all of his official visits.
“At the beginning of the school year, that’s when I’d like to make my final decision," Edwards said. "I want a team that plays to my pace and a school that makes it feel like it’s family.”
Edwards plays with 2019 point guard and LSU target Grant Sherfield, who has been a standout this spring as well.
"It’s good, because he can knock down a lot of shots. As you see, he hit a lot of 3s today. It’s pretty fun finding him."