Basketball Signee Helps High School to State Title



April 3, 2013

RUSTON - Louisiana Tech basketball signee Leo Edwards helped Romulus High School to a 61-49 win in the Class A Michigan state finals over Detroit Southeastern at the Breslin Center in Lansing, Mich., the first championship for the Eagles in 27 years.

The 6-foot-8-inch, 220-pound forward had an all-around effort in the victory, recording 13 points, nine rebounds, three blocks, two assists and one steal.

The Eagles had the upper-hand for the majority of the contest, leading by as much as 24 points in the fourth quarter and holding their opponent to just 27 percent shooting.

Edwards played a huge role in advancing to the finals as well, registering 12 points, a game-high nine rebounds and three blocks in a 76-67 semifinal defeat of Grand Rapids Christian.

As a result, the Detroit, Mich. native was selected to the All-Breslin Team (semifinals and finals) and was also selected second-team Detroit News All-Area.

Romulus finished the season 27-1, with its only loss coming in the second game of the season to No. 1 ranked Pershing. The No. 2 ranked Eagles got their revenge though in the postseason as they defeated Pershing 93-91 in the quarterfinals.

Edwards signed in November along with guard Dominic Jackson of Sunset, La. Both will join the Bulldogs as freshmen in the fall.