SAINT JOSEPH'S stars from its 28-8 Atlantic 10 champions, Isaiah Miles and DeAndre' Bembry, are off to the NBA combine next week in Chicago. Its final two recruits for the Class of 2016 may be able to sneak in to see them.
Lorenzo Edwards, a 6-7 forward from Lake Forest, Ill., and the son of former DePaul star Kevin Edwards, an 11-year NBA player, is the latest commitment, just a few weeks after the Hawks got 6-6 wing Nick Robinson from Chicago's Kenwood High.
Combine those two late commits with early signees 6-6 Charles Brown, who played last season at St. Thomas More (Conn.) after being the Public League B MVP the previous season at George Washington High, and 6-7 Gerald Blount, from Pomfret (Conn.) School, and you have a four-player class.
In 2014-15, Edwards played with Dartmouth's Evan Boudreaux, the Ivy League freshman of the year this season. Next season, he will be playing on a Hawks team that will be going from being led by experienced stars to a group that hopefully will be developing over time.