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Thursday / May 30.
  • Five-star guard VJ Edgecombe officially signs with Baylor

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    Five-star Long Island Lutheran guard V.J. Edgecombe has officially signed with Baylor.

    He committed to the Bears over Kentucky and Duke in January.

    “V.J. is a dynamic athlete with a great skill set,” head coach Scott Drew said. “He has a great feel for the game and will be a great teammate, embracing our culture of JOY. He will also be a great asset to Baylor University as a whole, and someone our fans will enjoy watching play every night.”

    A native of Nassau, Bahamas, Edgecombe is coming off a stellar senior season at Long Island Lutheran, where he helped the Crusaders reach No. 2 in the ESPN High School basketball rankings. Long Island reached the Chipotle National Finals (formerly GEICO Nationals), falling in the quarterfinals of the eight-team national tournament against Columbus, which eventually bowed out in the semifinals against fellow Baylor signee Robert Wright and his Montverde Academy Eagles.

    Edgecombe was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in New York for the second-straight season, joining his classmate Wright, who was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Pennsylvania in 2022-23.

    The Bahamian is coming off a strong showing at the Nike Hoop Summit, where he competed for the World Team, tallying 17 points and five boards in a 98-75 loss against Team USA. Prior to the Hoop Summit, he tallied nine points and five rebounds in the McDonalds All-American game.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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