CTK Underclassman Has High D-1 Interest

Reporter Mike Sullivan details the individual game of Christ The King underclassman Corey Edwards, who has been a key player in the Royals' deep playoff run in the New York City Catholic League ...

The Christ The King basketball program continues to produce some of the best individual talent on the high school level in boys' basketball. The Middle Village, New York program has several players to watch over the next couple of years too.

One particular player is a key backcourt member in Corey Edwards, a 5-foot-11, 165-pound quick guard.

The reporters on this website have had several opportunities to watch Edwards play. Here is a recent description by reporter Brian Towey:

BRIAN TOWEY'S THOUGHTS ON COREY EDWARDS:

As dangerous a playmaker and a penetrator there is, many teams lay off him for fear he'll zip past them.

"I think that teams are coming up with a game plan, and they're saying, 'Let Corey beat us'," said Christ the King head coach Joe Arbitello.

"Teams are definitely looking to lay off me," said Edwards. "Coach has been telling me, 'You've got to get in the gym and work on your shooting, put up 200, 300, 400 shots a day'."

With poise beyond his years and superb playmaking instincts, Edwards' development bears watching. He is a rocket in the open floor, thriving in transition situations where he can use his speed and court savvy to produce points.

COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES OF INTEREST:

The sophomore has several big name basketball programs showing early interest. Among them:

Kentucky, Villanova, St. John's, Penn State, and Auburn.

AAU TEAM: New Heights

AREAS TO IMPROVE: Shooting, medium and long range.


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