Posted On: 12/7/18 11:19 AM

Des Moines Roosevelt has been a mild early-season surprise, and it’s veteran 5-foot-6 point guard Marcus Edwards that’s been spearheading the success.

Through three games, Edwards is averaging 16.7 points per game and leading the team in assists and steals. He’s doing so while staying efficient from the floor, Edwards is shooting 52 percent. “I feel like I’m best at my mid-range pull-up, I like to get into the mid-range and create, and work off screens,” said Edwards. “I also like picking up the ball and pressuring on defense. I like to talk a lot on the floor and making sure everyone is comfortable.”

It was last season when Edwards started to show glimpse of what damage he could do on the floor. In 11 games he averaged 6.8 points. Now, the senior leader is taking full advantage of his increased role.

“My role it to be a leader, I’ve been playing varsity since I was a freshman,” said Edwards. “And it’s a team full of young guys who haven’t really played much besides Peter (Ngo).”

Even with the recent surge in success, recruitment has been slow for the senior guard.

“I haven’t really had any looks or nothing like that,” said Edwards, who mentioned he definitely wants to play college ball

Right now, though, it’s his senior season with the Roughriders that’s Edwards’ main focus. Maintaining the early season success is the goal.

“We’re just focusing on one day at a time, trying to see if we can win our conference, because we’re usually always third,” said Edwards.

“We’re just seeing where we can go, pretty much.”