Jaxon Edwards is not seeking into a crystal ball. But when he tasks his potential at Murray Point out in the significantly unstable entire world of school basketball, the Cathedral Large College senior is not on the lookout at it as a one particular-year signing.
“I would say a lot of persons now go to university and see how they perform the very first yr,” Edwards claimed. “In my eyes, I really don’t see myself transferring my next or 3rd 12 months. I search at it like how I worked my way up the pole from (junior varsity at Cathedral). If I did not start off playing significantly right away, I feel I’d likely nonetheless just continue to keep doing work and receive it.”
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The 6-6 Edwards, an Indiana All-Star, opened his recruitment from Murray Condition following Cathedral won the Course 4A point out championship thanks to previous mentor Matt McMahon taking the work at LSU. Edwards mentioned at the time he was nonetheless setting up to look at the Racers and manufactured his commitment Monday to new Murray Point out mentor Steve Prohm soon after browsing the university all over again about the weekend.
Edwards also visited Ball State, Butler and Drake through his 2nd go-spherical in the recruiting procedure.
“I’d say I’m glad I opened it up all over again,” Edwards mentioned. “God led again to commit to Murray Point out all over again and I was capable to open up up to other schools and see what was out there.”
Prohm, 47, led Murray State to a 104-29 history from 2011-15 right before leading Iowa State for 7 seasons. Edwards stated the recruiting approach was “more difficult” the second time all-around for the reason that he was attempting to develop associations in a quick interval of time when most coaches have been also making an attempt to sift via the transfer portal to fill their rosters.
“When I decommitted the to start with time I experienced a excellent relationship with the coaches,” Edwards claimed. “When I talked to (Prohm) and the other coaches, it reassured me and gave me self-assurance. It has been very good and profitable program in the past and coach Prohm has had a lot of success putting players in the league. I genuinely like the coaching staff members that he’s set together.”
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Edwards, who averaged 10.9 details, 5.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.3 steals per recreation as a senior, was a JV player until eventually his junior period when he averaged 10.7 details and 5.6 rebounds. But he enhanced radically from his junior to senior season as an outside shooting risk, heading from 4-for-27 (14.8%) to 31-for-76 (40.8%).
If Edwards can keep on that trajectory of advancement, his size and quickness at the guard location jobs effectively to the next amount. Murray State is transitioning from the Ohio Valley Convention to the Missouri Valley Convention setting up on July 1.
“I imagine (Murray State) can see the probable and ceiling that I have as a player,” he reported. “There are a lot of possibilities I can reach. They also want me to use my abilities to be a leader on and off the court docket.”
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