Akron, Ohio--Middletown sophomore forward Vince Edwards is willing to do the “dirty work.” That much was evident in his during the King James Shooting Stars Classic. At 6-foot-7, 210-pounds, Edwards is both versatile and unselfish… two desirable traits on a talented team that is still looking to gel.
“Our team, we’re starting to bond together more,” Edwards told GoBlueWolverine.com. “It’s just (something) we kind of can’t do practices, because we got kids from all over. But we just started bonding together and doing really good. We’re playing as a team now. I’ve been giving really good efforts on the boards, and doing the dirty work and stuff. And on offense, if they need me I’m going to score. “
Edwards is the one of the primary scorers for his high school team, but said in AAU he is needed more for his rebounding and defensive play.
“My coach tells me I play like Kevin Durant,” Edwards said proudly. “That’s the guy I have been watching the most. I think I just do (play like him) from just watching him so much. So I try to play like Kevin Durant.”
“We are all go to guys on this team,” Edwards said about his role. “So we all got to find ways to contribute to the team because we all bring the same thing to the team (as scorers). We got to find different things to do because we got people that can do the same thing.”
Currently Edwards has offers from Xavier, Dayton and Purdue. He is also getting looked at by Ohio State, West Virginia, Michigan State, and Michigan. The Michigan coaching staff checking in on Edwards last week.
“I had some pretty good contacts (with Michigan),” Edwards said. “They came down to watch me workout last Tuesday. Coach told my dad he wanted me to play the two (guard) for Michigan. He wants me to be versatile because they like going big. He wants me to get my handles right and get quicker footwork. But I have been talking to Michigan and we have been in contact with them lately. They said they like me and they are very interested.”
Edwards doesn’t have a planned visit to Ann Arbor yet, but said he has been invited to camp at Michigan.
As far as a college decision, Edwards says he is in no rush.
“Probably will wait till my senior year… when I feel like I have seen everybody who has come at me in recruiting, and see who needs me the most,” he reported. “Where I feel like it home. Where I feel like they have a great organization.“
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