Long-time WKU recruit Fredrick Edmond signs Natoinal Letter of Intent


Fredrick Edmond’s ongoing recruitment to the Hill was an unusual one. The former Kingdom Prep Academy standout originally committed to the Tops as part of the 2013 class, but eligibility issues caused him to end up in the JUCO ranks at College of Southern Idaho.

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At CSI, Edmond continued to impress and was named NJCAA second team All-American as a freshman, averaging 18.0 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.

All the while, Ray Harper and the WKU coaching staff continued to make Edmonds a priority, even when high-majors like Tennessee and USC started recruiting him.

Ultimately, Edmonds still wanted to be the Hilltopper, and announced his commitment last night in a tweet featuring a picture of him in WKU apparel.

He made it official this morning, signing his national letter of intent to play for the Hilltoppers.

WKU Insider’s Jordan Wells called Edmond a “program-changer” and compared his skill set to former Marquette star and NBA champion Dwayne Wade.

Edmond will have an opportunity to make an immediate impact next year, especially with the loss of T.J. Price and Trency Jackson. He will likely be paired in the backcourt with Chris Harrison-Docks, with whom he has already built a good friendship.

Edmond is the third early signing period commitment for the Toppers, joining point guard Chris McNeal and shooting guard Marlon Hunter.

You can view Edmond’s 2013-14 highlight video below: