DURHAM, N.H. – Bill Herrion, head coach of the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team and his staff, recently announced that two student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to attend UNH and play for the Wildcat basketball program next fall.
John Edwards, a 6-foot-6-inch forward from Charlotte, N.C., joins the Wildcats after playing at Brewster Academy, one of the top prep schools in the country. He averaged 5.0 points per game on a squad that went 33-1 overall en route to the National Prep Championship.
"What we like about John is that he is coming from a high level prep school program," said Herrion. "We really like his toughness and versatility as a player. He can play two or three positions, both offensively and defensively."
Daniel Jackson, a 6-foot, 170-pound point guard from Cedar Park, Texas, comes to UNH after playing the last three years at Vista Ridge High School. Jackson led the squad with 15.0 points per game and topped the district with 7.0 assists per contest as a junior last season. He was named first-team all-district for his efforts and also earned all-district academic honors.
"One of our primary needs was to get a point guard and we've seen Daniel the last two years at the Great American Shootout in Dallas," said Herrion. "He's more of a scoring point guard and is very good with the ball, especially using ball screens. He has very good quickness and speed in the open court and can really pass the ball as well."
"Both John and Daniel fill early recruiting needs that we have with next year's class," added Herrion. "We needed a versatile wing/small forward and we got that with John, plus he has winning in his blood coming from Brewster. The other primary need in this class was a point guard. Since Jordon is a senior next year, we needed to bring in a point guard that can learn from our system and develop for the future, and we got that with Daniel."