Coming off an impressive summer playing with the Manimal Elite program, Jack Edelen has continued to attract more and more college interest for himself. The 5’11” junior point guard of Male High School in Louisville recently took a visit to the University of Cincinnati. 

“My Cincinnati visit was great. I am a huge fan of Coach (Wes) Miller and their whole coaching staff,” Edelen said about his trip. Adding in, “I got a chance to watch game film…see their fan fest which was cool. But there is nothing to not like about Cincinnati, their facilities are top notch, the fan base is awesome, and they just switched to the Big 12. I was very impressed with everything I saw at Cincinnati.”

Some other programs that are recruiting the junior include Austin Peay, Belmont, Miami (OH), Murray State, among others. 

With all his skills, Edelen is one of the better scoring point guards around. He plays very well with the ball in his hands and shoots the ball at a high percentage from all over. He can also attack the basket and is a crafty finisher around the paint.

This summer while playing with Manimal he was able to score a staggering 42 points in a single game at the Grassroots Showdown in Louisville. While he only scored 10 points in the first half of that game, he was still able to accomplish the impressive scoring feat. “It was a cool feeling just because it was my first weekend playing in front of college coaches every game…things started clicking and my teammates were doing a good job finding me.”

“It was great,” Edelen stated about his time playing with Manimal. “Coach Maze has always looked out for me and has done a good job getting coaches to look our way. We beat a couple of big time EYBL teams and got to play in front of some big-time coaches, so it was a good summer.” 

After missing all of last season due to an ankle injury, Edelen is looking forward to getting back on the court in which will be his first season at Male High School. When talking about the upcoming high school season, he said “we have a lot of talent this year and just an unselfish group of guys. I think we definitely have the talent to win a state championship and I’m looking forward to playing.”