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NYC's Next Great Point Guard?

People in the Big Apple always talk about the "next" New York City point guard. There was Kenny Anderson, Stephon Marbury and the latest to come through with all the hype was Sebastian Telfair. <P>

We're not putting Edgar Sosa in that class, but one thing is for certain: The Rice High (N.Y.) junior floor leader hasn't gotten the notoriety he's deserved.

Sosa is a big-time shooter who also has the ability to get his teammates involved. He has been playing in the shadow of teammate Curtis Kelly, one of the top big men in the Class of 2006, and also played behind Russell Robinson last season, who is now a freshman guard at Kansas.

"I think lately I've been showing people what I can do," Sosa said. "The attention has started to come."

Sosa grew up in Washington Heights in Manhattan and has flown under the radar until recently, when he's been putting up 19 points and 6 assists per game for the undefeated Raiders.

Now, Sosa has become one of N.C. State's top targets.

"I like the way they play," Sosa said of the Wolfpack. "They do a lot of screening and shooting off picks and that's my game."

In addition to N.C. State, Sosa also said that he'd like to visit UConn, Louisville and Miami. Boston College, St. John's and Seton Hall are also in the mix.

"Before the summer, the only two schools I had were St. John's and Manhattan," Sosa said. "I think everything happened after ABCD Camp, even though I don't think I played as well as I should have."

"I want to go to a school I know I'll be out on the floor and have an opportunity to play my freshman year," he added.

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