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Five-Star Plus+ CG VJ Edgecombe narrows list to 3 schools

Collin-headshotby:Collin Ginnan12/27/23


Nassau (N.Y.) Long Island Lutheran Five-Star Plus+ combo guard VJ Edgecombe has narrowed his list to three programs, he announced on social media.

He will choose between Duke, Kentucky and Baylor. Florida and St. John’s were left off this round of cuts after he named them to his top five just last week. St. John’s, Kentucky, Duke, Florida and Baylor have each hosted him on official visits.

Edgecombe is the nation’s No. 5 overall prospect and No. 2 combo guard in the 2024 cycle according to the On3 Industry Ranking — a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He is a Five-Star Plus+ prospect — a rare athlete rated five-stars by all four major recruiting services.

Edgecombe currently has an On3 NIL Valuation of $512K. The On3 NIL Valuation is the industry’s leading index that sets high school and college athletes’ projected annual value (PAV). The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.

VJ Edgecombe Scouting Journal

“When watching VJ Edgecombe, it’s the feel for the game that really pops. He never seems to force any of the action, making the right play, the right pass, the right read. Edgecombe is an explosive athlete, which helps him in transition as well as on the defensive end. He is a good shooter and forms a good base with consistent release. The jumper can be somewhat of a set shot, and he is more comfortable off the catch than shooting (from three) off the bounce.

“He is very instinctive on the defensive end, shooting the passing lanes aggressively, he moves his feet well on defense, guarding on the ball. He has good length and quick hands. Good vision and processes the game well. He gets a lot done in an efficient manner, you like that moving forward—lots of natural instincts. Not afraid of the moment. Comfortable on the ball as a secondary initiator type. NIBC and New York State Player of the Year.” — On3 national recruiting analyst Jamie Shaw on August 2