Junior Ed Berrios, a gritty 5'11'' 170 lb point guard from Roosevelt High School in the Bronx, was one of the standouts in a senior-laden Wheelchair Classic last week at Long Island University. Berrios was extremely active on both ends of the floor, but his impact was most prominent on the defensive end. He harrassed Brooklyn ballhandler Gary Ervin and others and taking the opposing guards out of their game.
Berrios, who averaged 28 points, 10 assists, and eight rebounds this past season, had to shoulder the brunt of the scoring load for Roosevelt(27-6) at times this season.
"I had to carry the team a bit this year, but I'm only a junior," said Berrios. "I hope to do better next season.
Early on, Berrios has attracted interest from some high major programs. "I've been hearing a lot from the Big East and SEC,"
said Berrios, who added that Seton Hall, Miami, and Kentucky had all expressed interest.
Berrios will play this summer for LPAC, a
Bronx-based AAU program. He plans on participating in the Las Vegas Big Time Tournament and The Slam Fest in Florida.
At this stage, we consider Berrios to be at least a mid-level Division I player. If he continues to develop, his stock could continue to rise. We love the intangibles that Berrios brings to the table: his grit, heart, and determination. Berrios is a warrior who leaves it on the floor every time out there.
Berrios' AAU coach, Willie Negron, told RivalsHoops.com that there was a chance that Berrios could participate in the Adidas ABCD camp. The event would give him the exposure he hasn't gotten so far playing in the New York City public league.