SDSU Gains Commitment from 4-Star Wing Ed Chang
Talented 4-star basketball prospect Ed Chang from Omaha, Nebraska chooses SDSU over Missouri, Mississippi and Nebraska.
There are sharpshooters, and then there are snipers. Ed Chang once sank nine 3’s in one sixteen-minute half of a high school game.
On the edges of their seats, Aztecs basketball fans eagerly anticipated any news regarding Ed Chang’s visit to San Diego State University this past weekend.
The 6’8″, 210-lb small forward from Omaha had plenty of enticing options, but by Sunday, and before a scheduled visit to another university, Chang went to Twitter to announce that he will be an Aztec.
Chang was a superb shooter at Papillion-La Vista High, averaging 18.1 points on a team brimming with talent. He is recognized for having a well-behind-the-line 3-point shooting capability. In fact, he once made nine 3’s in a single 16-minute high school half.
Ed Chang committed to the University of Washington, and then moved to Seattle with his brother. He had planned to play basketball during his senior year at Garfield High. Unfortunately, he was never cleared by the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association and had to sit out his entire senior year.
That apparently did not set well with Chang. Despite having initially committed to Washington last summer, he later de-committed in April. Whether he was dissatisfied with the experience or felt Washington did not support him enough, Ed Chang made himself available once again.
With the additions of Joel Mensah, Nathan Mensah, Aguek Arop, and uber-talented Washington State transfer Malachi Flynn (who will sit out next season) news of Ed Chang’s decision to play for the Aztecs is an exclamation point on the exciting narrative that is to be this coming basketball season.
This group, coupled with Jeremy Hemsley, Devin Watson, Nolan Narain, Jordan Schakel, Matt Mitchell and Jalen McDaniels makes for an explosive pool of talent that might just give San Diego State the edge it needs to be dominant in the West, and make a deep run in the 2019 NCAA Tourney.
Chang is good friends with recent SDSU commit Aguek Arop- also formerly from Omaha. The two will take their games to the next level together as fellow Aztecs.
Brian Dutcher has one remaining scholarship to offer for the fall season, and it will be interesting to see if the Aztecs come up with another player before the season begins.
During the past several years the Aztecs have been rounded out by the addition of a big- most recently 7’1″ Cal graduate transfer Kameron Rooks. Don’t be surprised if they find another for the coming season.
The Aztec Nation welcomes Ed Chang to the Mesa, and looks forward to seeing him in action!