Spring Classic: Hyron Edwards highlights, Q & A

2015 East Chicago Central point guard Hyron Edwards has early offers from Indiana and Purdue and is establishing himself this spring as one of the top Indiana players in his class.

Edwards was watched by both Tom Crean and Calbert Cheaney as well as Michigan assistant Lavall Jordan and Purdue coach Matt Painter over the weekend at the adidas Spring Classic in Fishers. We’ve compiled over a minute of high definition quality video of Edwards from the event, which is available in the embedded media player below:

A video interview along with a transcribed Q & A with Edwards is available after the jump.

On what it’s been like following the two early offers from Indiana and Purdue:

“It’s been crazy. Everybody’s been writing me on Twitter, Facebook and everything, calling me and stuff. Just telling me congratulations on the offers.”

On if the early offers are a milestone of success for him after performing well on the spring AAU circuit:

“It’s been great. I’ve been working to get offers from colleges and I finally got two of them.”

On what he’s trying to work on this summer with Indiana Elite:

“Probably my shot. Working on my shot a little more. Working on my ball handling a little more and getting stronger, too. And being a better point guard.”

On whether his court vision and passing are the key strengths to his game:

“That’s kind of my strength, finding the open man on the court.”

On who he watched growing up and tried to emulate his game after:

“I liked Allen Iverson. I liked him a lot.”

On the conversation with Tom Crean when he received the Indiana offer:

“He said he liked me as a point guard. I’m a freshman but I play like a junior or a senior. My court vision is very good he said.”

On the schools recruiting him besides Indiana and Purdue:

“Michigan, Xavier and Northwestern.”

On winning MVP honors at the adidas Exclusive VIP run:

“It was great because there were a lot of great teams we were playing against. Dream Vision in the championship game was very tough. It was great to get MVP. My team helped me win MVP.”

On playing with shooters like the Duncan twins and Chandler White on Indiana Elite:

“It helps me a lot. Without shooters, my passing wouldn’t be anything if they don’t make the shots.”

  • http://twitter.com/RatKingCole Cole Phillips Allen

    Wow, it’s a long way out, but I’d love to see this kid in Crimson and Cream.  Natural basketball instincts and IQ is something that can not be taught, but it looks like he has premier athleticism as well… especially for his size.  This kid’s got springs in his feet… 5’10″… WOW.

  • Kenneth234

    Would love for him to commit early next season.  Just knowing that we have a point gaurd locked up beyond Yogi, and his likely successor, whomever that turns out to be.  Would be really great to have him as a sophmore, with options around him like Eron Gordon, and James Blackmon. 

  • VerdellJonesIV

    I want this kid…bad. Has the look of a superior point guard.

  • SCHoosier

    No look passes..dunking the ball at 5-10..and many years to get bigger and better. Glad we are finding and developing a relationship with the kids early.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    Was skeptical of the early offer, but dang. He can definitely grow, And holy crap. He can dunk. That legitimately surprised me. Supremely athletic, high basketball IQ… A true modern PG.

  • N71

    He looks and plays like Jalen Coleman.  Does anyone else see the similarity?  That’s a complement by the way.

  • marcusgresham

    I don’t care if he likes Iverson, I just hope he doesn’t play like him.

  • marcusgresham

    I don’t care if he likes Iverson, I just hope he doesn’t play like him.

  • IUJeff

    Eron is not coming to IU.

  • naked samurai

     There were a lot of things to admire Iverson for.  There have been few gutsier players, ever.  So maybe (and likely) those are the inspirations he’s pulling out.

  • http://bestdallasexterminator.com/ AndersonIUfan

    Looks like a solid guy.  Crean is building IU as “the place” to be and I believe he has started the momentum.  This kid could be a great future player.  Hopefully we can get him an definitely not Purdue.

  • marcusgresham

    What would lead you to make that prediction on a kid who isn’t even in high school yet?

  • marcusgresham

    Just so long as it’s not the 41.4% career (and even lower in the playoffs,) shooting percentage and desire to dribble the ball ’til the “Spalding” wore off of it.

  • 888

    Love to know why you say that. Id think wed be the favorites. Worked out for Eric pretty well. North Central kids like IU. If he went to LN or HSE Id be worried. lots of NC kids go to IU.

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