November 14, 2007

Brewster coach loves Negedu's game

As Emmanuel Negedu enters his final season at Brewster Academy, he is solidifying a legacy for himself among the best to ever play at the school.

Brewster assistant coach Josh Lee feels that he is among the top players in Brewster history and very similar to another one of the best.

"I'd have to put him right up there along the lines of Jeff (Adrien)," Lee said. "I think he probably has a little bit more range than Jeff. They're both undersized for their position but very long."

It's obvious that Negedu is more than athletic enough to contribute at the next level, and Lee says that his skill set is something that has seen drastic improvement since arriving at Brewster.

"He's made leaps and bounds," he said. "Before he didn't really have an outside game to speak of. Now he can step out and hit a 20-footer. He can put the ball on the floor whereas before he was just really uncomfortable putting the ball on the floor."

Despite all of the improvement in Negedu's game, Lee doesn't feel that he will necessarily be a candidate to leave college early to test the waters of professional basketball.

"I'd say he's more of a three or four-year kind of guy," he said. "Athletically he's just so gifted, it's really hard to tell. If he progresses over the next few years the way I've seen him progress here, he's a three to four-year kind of guy."

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