Seton Hall Pirates' Fuquan Edwin Is A Dark Horse For Big East POY

By Trevor Lowry
Seton Hall Pirates
The Star-Ledger-USA TODAY Sports

Seton Hall Pirates will easily not be one of the best teams in the Big East in the 2013-14 college basketball season. However, Fuquan Edwin will be a dark horse for Big East Player of the Year.

Edwin is coming off of a season where he averaged 16.5 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game.

At 6’6”, he is the perfect size for a shooting guard at the next level, but is also a mismatch waiting to happen in college hoops–for the opposing team that is.

He is definitely a harder player to guard because of his height and it always helps when a player shoots 41.2 percent from behind the arc, which is exactly what Edwin did last season. That resulted in 63 made threes on the year.

Sure, there will be plenty of competition for Big East POY, but Edwin has to enter the season in that discussion. Doug McDermott will be welcomed to the conference and he will likely be leading the race for this award to tip-off the season.

Still, if Edwin can get better, average more points per game and help lead his team to a better season, he has a chance to take home the hardware. It helps that he can play some defense, stealing the ball 2.4 times per game on average.

I would not expect a big season out of the Pirates as a whole, but Edwin will get plenty of hype entering the 2013-14 season, as he should. However, I bet no one is expecting a player from Seton Hall to be the best player in the Big East. With the type of talent that Edwin has, you never know.

If you’re a tweeter, feel free to follow me @TheTrevorLowry.

You May Also Like