Baylor commit V.J. Edgecombe helps leads the Bahamas to semis of Olympic Qualifying Tournament | Zagsblog
Recent Posts
About ZagsBlog
Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Follow Zags on Twitter
Couldn't connect with Twitter
Contact Zags
Connect with Zags:
Friday / July 12.
  • Baylor commit V.J. Edgecombe helps leads the Bahamas to semis of Olympic Qualifying Tournament

    Share Zagsblog Share Zagsblog
    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Baylor looks to be getting a star in V.J. Edgecombe of Long Island Lutheran.

    Playing for the Bahamas in Olympic qualifying, the 6-foot-5 Edgecombe scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds in Wednesday 90-81 victory over Poland in Valencia, Spain. The victory propelled the Bahamas to the semifinals of the qualifying tournament.

    After scoring 20 points in the previous game, Edgecombe scored 21 a day later, including a three-point dagger with 34.7 seconds left, while Deandre Ayton added 18 points and nine boards.

    “It was a great game, we fought through adversity,” Edgecombe said. “We played a great opponent, Poland are a well-coached team. Now we are just going to focus on the next game.”

    The Bahamas, which is seeking its first Olympic appearance, will next face Angola, Lebanon or Spain on Saturday.

    Edgecombe, who in January chose Baylor over Kentucky and Duke, is the first teenager in an Olympic Qualifying Tournament in the modern era to score 20 or more points in back-to-back games.

    The Bahamas squad also includes Buddy Hield (17 points), who may soon end up with the Golden State Warriors as part of a sign-and-trade, and veteran Eric Gordon (12 points).

    Edgecombe is currently the projected No. 5 pick in the 2025 NBA Draft, per ESPN.com.

    He heads to play for Coach Scott Drew alongside four-star point guard Robert Wright III of Montverde (FL) Academy and Duke transfer Jeremy Roach.

    Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter

    Follow ZAGSBLOGHoops on Instagram

    And Like ZAGS on Facebook

    Written by

    [email protected]

    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.

  • } });
    X