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Baylor MBB Lands 5-Star Wing and Top 5 Overall Prospect VJ Edgecombe

January 14, 2024
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VJ Edgecombe‍, arguably the top wing in the 2024 class, gives his verbal pledge to Baylor over Duke and Kentucky. The 6-5 Edgecombe from Long Island Lutheran is part of a recruiting class that includes an elite point guard in 6-1 Robert Wright‍ from Montverde, a 5-star big wing in 6-9 Jason Asemota‍ from Hillcrest Prep and a seven-footer in Noah Boyed‍ from McCook Community College.  

Edgecombe, Wright, and Asemota are all top 10 recruits in Baylor basketball history, which makes this 2024 class the top recruiting class for the Bears all-time. Edgecombe is an explosive athlete who should be a perfect fit for Baylor’s system. He has a 6-foot-9 wingspan, over a 40-inch vertical, plays good defense, and makes over 40% of his 3-point attempts.  


How He Fits?

The two targets for the Bears to replace freshman phenom Ja’Kobe Walter, a likely NBA lottery pick, have been Tre Johnson‍ and VJ Edgecombe. Johnson committed to Texas over Baylor in November which ended up being fine since Edgecombe always seemed like the better culture fit for the Bears. 

On the court, he’s been described as an explosive wing who doesn’t need to be ball-dominant and cares about defense as much as offense. Off the court, he’s a connector and leader who has a lot of similarities to former Bears like Jared Butler and Ish Wainright.  

The addition of Edgecombe gives the Bears a top-five recruiting class in 2024.

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Baylor MBB Lands 5-Star Wing and Top 5 Overall Prospect VJ Edgecombe

10,516 Views | 33 Replies | Last: 1 mo ago by Crawfoso1973
bradbear28
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Unbelievable. Great news
hodedofome
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Excellent
RiverBear
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Let's gooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!
BaylorLit 01
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1 and done player? Is he good enough to carry us as a freshman?
historian
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We might as well get used to it: Ever since the national championship we've had one and done players it is probably going to be a trend going forward.
Crawfoso1973
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BaylorLit 01 said:

1 and done player? Is he good enough to carry us as a freshman?
We are loaded, he won't have to carry us on his own.
gobears20
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Staff
Yes these guys can play at this level fast. Go watch Wright on espn right now. They have big 12 bodies and play against big time competition.
gobears20
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Staff
This commitment is huge because this kid is not from Texas. He is in the east and we went in and took him from some blue bloods.
gobears20
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Staff
MrGolfguy
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W
Big12Bear
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Incredible class! Hats off to the entire staff!

All great players but also seem like great kids too.
historian
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Scott Drew's culture of J.O.Y.
historian
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https://www.dukebasketballreport.com/2024/1/14/24036873/duke-basketball-recruiting-vj-edgecombe-baylor-kentucky-cooper-flagg-isaiah-evans-kon-knueppel
Crawfoso1973
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Gives me Jimmy Butler vibes. Minus the emo haircut.
vanillabryce
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Trilly is a good follow
vanillabryce
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https://247sports.com/college/baylor/Sport/Basketball/AllTimeRecruits/

Per 247, he's our #2 rated commit of all time behind Austin.

What a class! Congrats CSD and staff, and VJ welcome!
Crawfoso1973
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vanillabryce said:

https://247sports.com/college/baylor/Sport/Basketball/AllTimeRecruits/

Per 247, he's our #2 rated commit of all time behind Austin.

What a class! Congrats CSD and staff, and VJ welcome!
It just keeps getting better!
Johnny Bear
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I was a bit bummed when Tre Johnson picked UT, but since we were never going to get both him and Edgecombe, I now think if anything we got the better end of the stick. Optimistic about him living up to the hype.
Crawfoso1973
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Johnny Bear said:

I was a bit bummed when Tre Johnson picked UT, but since we were never going to get both him and Edgecombe, I now think if anything we got the better end of the stick. Optimistic about him living up to the hype.
100%. Edge is a 2 way player who won't demand touches.
Fre3dombear
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Does he bring any defensive coaches with him?
Crawfoso1973
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Fre3dombear said:

Does he bring any defensive coaches with him?
Swing and miss. Too bad CSD can't be Tang. Dang it.
IowaBear
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Your hatred of Tang is weird. We clearly miss him in some aspects.
Crawfoso1973
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IowaBear said:

Your hatred of Tang is weird. We clearly miss him in some aspects.

Weird that you tail me and responded so quickly. I love Tang but CSD is the tree and Tang is one of many branches. We are blessed to have CSD.
IowaBear
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Tailing you?? Yea I just love following you. Get over yourself.
No where did he bash Drew. Quit with the straw man
Quinton
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Wright has pro level skills. Most skilled guard in the country . If he was a couple inches taller would be close to #1
Crawfoso1973
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Quinton said:

Wright has pro level skills. Most skilled guard in the country . If he was a couple inches taller would be close to #1
100%. Best trio in the world coming to waco next year.
historian
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vanillabryce said:

https://247sports.com/college/baylor/Sport/Basketball/AllTimeRecruits/

Per 247, he's our #2 rated commit of all time behind Austin.

What a class! Congrats CSD and staff, and VJ welcome!

9 of the top 12 are since 2021
dstaylor57
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All BU needs next season is a rebounding monster, defender
ImABearToo
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The hits just keep on coming. Sic em!
“Life is short, eat desert first!”
BellCountyBear
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How tall is Scott Drew? 6'?
vanillabryce
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dstaylor57 said:

All BU needs next season is a rebounding monster, defender


Agreed. That's gotta be a big time portal priority.

Fre3dombear
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Yeah. Imagine these teams with a Rico or baby Rico
Or Ekpe Udoh type
Crawfoso1973
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dstaylor57 said:

All BU needs next season is a rebounding monster, defender
Asemota at PF will be incredible defensively. Incredible athleticism and wingspan.
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