Ed Berrios, a 5'11'', 170 pound point guard from Roosevelt High School in the Bronx, will have a busy summer on the AAU circuit suiting up with the Tim Thomas Playaz.
Berrios, a member of the Bronx-based Willie Howie program, will moonlight with the Garden Staters throughout July and August. Berrios' itinerary includes stops at the ABCD camp, Eastern Invitational, Five Star Camp and the Vegas Big Time Tournament. Ed will also travel to Maui, Hawaii, with the Playaz for a tournament this summer.
Berrios, a feisty lead guard who gets after it on the defensive end, had heard most recently from South Alabama and Maine. UConn also expressed preliminary interest.
Berrios sports an unorthodox game that is difficult to contain. He sports a low release on his jumper, but it falls, and skitters in and out of traffic, possessing solid court vision. Berrios has done a capable job of distributing the ball on a talent-laden Playaz crew.
Berrios still remains one of the better-kept secrets out a New York City point guard crop that includes his brethren Daon Merritt, Marlon Smith, and Japhet McNeil. While Ed didn't get the exposure his cohorts did in the New York City Catholic League, he was extended an invite to ABCD by St. Raymond's coach Gary DeCesare after his peroformance at the Wheelchair Classic this spring. It will be interesting to see if Berrios can parlay his appearances at the different camps and events into recognition from some higher level programs.