At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and underrated, and today’s edition will highlight Kamryn Edwards of Liberty Heights and Team CP3.
Between camps, travel ball, and the high school season, we’ve seen Edwards’ ability and development a ton throughout the last few years. He’s been labeled as a shooter and, while he’s excellent in that area, has proven capable of affecting the game in various different ways. That’s become a massive part of what makes him so dynamic, as it allows him to play in a role or expand his production quite easily. Edwards is a quality spot-up threat with an improved ability to attack closeouts and finish around the basket. He’s continued to make strides as a passer and overall ball-handler but still plays well within himself and the team concept. His value for Liberty Heights is apparent through his steady, consistent two-way play and approach.
We’ve seen him on multiple occasions, most recently at the Hoop Cities Invitational, where we stated: “Few teams in North Carolina can match Liberty Heights’ talent, and Edwards is a massive part of their success. He’s a fairly well-rounded wing prospect that can play within a role or expand his productivity in the blink of an eye. Edwards makes a major difference with his perimeter shooting but has the ability to fill up the stat sheet in a variety of ways. He rebounds the ball well, makes smart decisions as a creator, and understands how to maximize his presence in transition.” Also at the Hoops and Dreams Showcase: “Liberty Heights is legitimately as talented as any program in North Carolina, especially when Edwards is playing at such a reliable level. He’s a phenomenal complementary threat, given his ability to truly affect all facets of the game without requiring an excessive amount of offensive touches. Edwards can hunt for shots and look to go for high scoring totals, but typically works to make the best possible play for the team. He’s also a quality rebounder and defender with great positional size.”
It’s clear that Edwards has put in a lot of work over the last calendar year and proven himself worthy as a scholarship-level prospect but his recruitment has yet to take off. His usefulness as an on-court talent is fairly blatant, especially with how the coaches at Liberty Heights utilize him. However, Edwards has also established himself as a great locker room guy and someone that simply knows how to be part of a team. Only time will tell, but it’s fairly obvious that Edwards has what it takes to be successful at the next level.