Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 17, 2013

Thundering Herd sign three hoopsters

Staff reports
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

HUNTINGTON — Justin Edmonds and Cheikh Sane signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday to play basketball at Marshall next season.

Edmonds is a 6-foot-4, 205-pound guard from Albion, Mich. who played the last two years at Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio. He averaged 18.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists this past season in 15 games before his season was cut short with a knee injury. As a freshman, Edmonds scored in double figures in all but three games while averaging a team-leading 18.8 points per game and was named First Team All-Ohio Community College Athletic Conference and First Team All-Region XII.

Edmonds graduated from Albion High School in 2010 and played one season at Summit Christian Academy Prep before signing with Owens. He finished with a decorated high school career and among the many honors, was a McDonald's High School All-American nominee.

Sane is a 6-foot-9, 217-pound power forward originally from Dakar, Senegal who played the past two seasons at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah. He averaged 10.4 points and 9.0 rebounds per game while shooting 53.8 percent from the field. He was an All-Region 18 and All-Scenic West Athletic Conference first team selection.

Edmonds and Sane join Shawn Smith, a 6-foot-6, 220-pound forward at City College of San Francisco who signed with the Thundering Herd in November. Smith's team finished the regular season undefeated at 28-0 and fell in the CCCAA semifinals to finish 31-1. He averaged 10.9 points and 4.7 rebounds while shooting 52.9 percent from the field.