Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Elite 80 Expo Profile: Shacore Edwards

Name: Shacore Edwards

Position: Shooting Guard

HT: 6’1

Hometown: Irvington, NJ

AAU Team: New Jersey Panthers

Strengths: Offensively Edwards is definitely a talent. He has the smoothness and feel for the game that should take him to the next level. He’s a bona-fide play maker and has the scoring prowess to take over any game. Once he gets going and finds his groove it’s hard to contain this youngster. On defense he roams the lanes and uses his long arms to roam the lane and cause havoc. He also does mind sticking his head in for big boards.

Areas of Improvement: Like most prolific scorers Edwards must learn how to move and play without the rock in his hands. Sometimes he stands around waiting for the ball or gets frustrated when it’s not thrown his way immediately. He has an awkward release on his shot but some coaches might let it slide because it's effective. He also would need to improve his on-ball defense by moving his feet.