The Oklahoma Wizards AAU team announced through twitter that 2014 Stephen Edwards has committed to Santa Clara University on a basketball scholarship. The 6’2”, 160 pound point guard from Putnam City High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma made his allegiance to the Broncos later this afternoon, making him the very first Santa Clara commit for the 2014 class. Edwards picked SCU over Abilene Christian, North Dakota, Northern Colorado, New Hampshire, Sam Houston State, and UMass Lowell.
Bronco nation has been devastated the last few days, since one of their top point guard targets Isaiah Wright committed to Utah. However, Edwards is also one of Santa Clara’s top point guard targets as well, and his commitment completely erased the pain that Wright left after he spurned the Broncos.
This is Evan Roquemore’s last season at the University, and as a result Kerry Keating and his staff needed to look for the point guard of the future in the 2014 class. They believed they have found that player in Edwards. The roster also features a trio of junior guards, but neither of them can be considered a long term solution at point guard. Edwards will be the guy moving forward, assuming that he is not recruited over. That is unlikely, considering how important this particular position is to the Bronco’s 2014 recruiting class.