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Edgar Sosa

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New York, N.Y.

High School:
Rice

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 175

Position:
G

Experience:
3L


Junior Year:

  • Double-figure scorer in 38 career games (nine as a junior).
  • Finished his junior year just 70 points short of 1,000 career points, a plateau reached by 60 Louisville players all-time.
  • Played well over the last two thirds of the season as U of L won 23 of its last 26 games since the start of January -- last 26 games: 8.3 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists; first 11 games: 5.0 points, 1.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists.
  • Had 47 assists with 28 turnovers in his last 21 games while also improving his defensive performance.
  • Scored 13 points and handed out six assists -- his second best effort of the year -- against Arizona in the Midwest Regional semifinals.
  • Had nine points and four assists vs. Morehead State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
  • Matched a season high with 18 points and two steals against Providence off the bench.
  • Scored 16 points against USF in Freedom Hall, connecting on a season-high 4-of-6 three-point goals.
  • Had eight points, a season-high four rebounds, two assists, two steals and a career-best two blocked shots vs.Pittsburgh.
  • Buried a game-winning three-point goal with 2.3 seconds remaining against Kentucky, capping a game in which he had 18 points, two assists and two steals.
  • Handed out a career-high 10 assists in the Cardinals' opening game vs. Morehead State in 21 minutes of action.
  • Third on the team in assists (2.4).
  • Split most of the playing time at the point guard position with Andre McGee.
  • Like former U of L All-American Francisco Garcia, Sosa is originally from the Dominican Republic. He played for his country's junior national team in the summer of 2005 before joining Garcia on the Dominican Republic national team.

Sophomore Year:

  • Closed the season with 12 points and two assists off the bench against North Carolina in the NCAA East Region finals.
  • Matched a season-high with 18 points at Pittsburgh (7-of-11 FG, 3-of-4 three-point goals), scoring 15 in the first half.
  • Handed out at least three assists in 12 games as a sophomore.
  • Scored eight points, handed out two assists and grabbed five rebounds -- matching a career high -- at Providence.
  • Scored a season-high 18 points at Marquette, hitting 3-of-4 three-point goals.
  • Had nine points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals against Marquette (1/17/08).
  • Had 15 points, 3 steals and 2 assists vs. Hartford.
  • Had 10 points and a season-high four assists at Rutgers.

Freshman Year:

  • Starter at point guard in all but two games, earning a spot on the BIG EAST Conference All-Rookie team.
  • Double-figure scorer in 17 games, including 11 of the last 19.
  • Cards' leader in steals (44), second in assists (89), and third in three-pointers made (48-of-139, .345).
  • Scored a career-high 31 points (7-9 FG, 2-4 3FG, 15-17 FTs) with two steals vs. Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (3/17/07). It was the second most ever for a U of L freshman, eclipsed only by LaBradford Smiths' 32 points against Cincinnati (2/15/88). It was the fifth most scored by a U of L player in an NCAA Tournament game and the most since DeJuan Wheat had 33 vs. Tulsa (3/15/96).
  • Drove the length of the floor and hit a driving layup at the buzzer against West Virginia to send the game into overtime. He scored eight in the game.
  • Made the BIG EAST Honor Roll March 5 after totalling 18 points (7-of-11 FG, 4-of-5 3FG), two assists and no turnovers vs. Seton Hall.
  • Led the Cardinals with 15 points and three steals at Marquette. He produced three or more steals in seven games as a freshman.
  • Led the Cardinals with 19 points and four steals against Syracuse.
  • Had 20 points, five steals and four assists vs. Providence.
  • Handed out a season-high eight assists vs. San Francisco while scoring 18 points.
  • Scored 22 points against Ohio, adding five assists and four rebounds.
  • His seven steals against Sacramento State tied for the fourth most ever in a game at U of L. He added 16 points and six assists in the game.

High School:

  • Averaged 17.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.4 assists in leading Rice High School to a 25-5 record and the New York City Catholic championship.
  • Honored as the New York Daily News Co-Player of the Year in New York as a senior with Curtis Kelly, his Rice High School teammate who signed with Connecticut.
  • Scored 13 points and handed out two assists in the Jordan All-America All-Star game in Madison Square Garden. He had 19 points, six rebounds and six assists in the adidas Derby Festival Classic all-star game in Louisville's Freedom Hall.
  • Averaged 15.1 points, 8.3 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.4 steals as a junior in helping Rice High School to a 22-5 record and the CHSAA championship game.
  • Ranked No. 38 in the nation by The Hoop Scoop, No. 51 by RivalsHoops, 52nd by Van Coleman, 56th by Bob Gibbons' All-Star Sports, 57th by Scout.com, and No. 71 by USA Today recruiting analyst Rob Harrington.
  • Twice honored as a first team All-Manhattan selection by the New York Daily News and an all-tri-state selection. He was a second team all-state selection as a junior.
  • Also had Connecticut, Miami (Fla.) and North Carolina State among his possible collegiate choices before signing with the Cardinals.

Personal:

  • Born Jan. 15, 1988 ... Son of Marizta Ramirez Ramon Sosa ... Has two older brothers (Erick, Edward) ... Major is communication.
  • Personal goal at U of L is to reach the Final Four.
  • Enjoys hanging out with friends and being around family members in his spare time.
  • Chose to attend U of L because "it's the best school in the country."
  • Best basketball advice given to him was that hard work beats talent.
  • Few people know that "I say a little prayer before I go outside so that God can protect me."
  • His mother has had the greatest influence on his athletic career.
  • Feels Mario Lopez would be the best actor to play him in a movie.
  • When he played basketball as a kid, he pretended he was Stephon Marbury.
  • Most proud of "making it to college, because a lot of people where I'm from don't get the chance."
  • Got started playing basketball because "I wanted to be like my brother and he played the game."
  • If you walked into his dorm room, the first thing you would notice is a "huge Dominican flag. I'm very proud to be Dominican."
  • What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino is that "he would never let you settle or become satisfied with success."

Favorites:

  • Basketball Player: Francisco Garcia, Chris Paul
  • Athlete other than a basketball player: Manny Ramirez
  • Movies: Through the Fire, Above the Rim, Menace II Society
  • TV Shows: Real Chance of Love, The T.O. Show, Jon and Kate Plus Eight
  • Actor: Will Smith, Denzel Washington
  • Comedian: Katt Williams
  • Subject: college writing
  • Book: Bible
  • Musical Group/Singer: Young Money, Fabulous, Jadakiss, Jay-z, Juelz
  • Foods: lasagna, rice and beans, platanos, fried chicken
  • Midnight Snack: apple sauce, fruit cups, potato chips
  • Vacation spot: Dominican Republic
  • Best Player Ever Faced: Rajon Rondo
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