When you consider their newfound celebrity, it’s hard to imagine Khalil Edney, Joe Clarke and Rasaun Young handling this any better. Edney told me and a scrum of reporters tonight that all the hysteria over his game-winning shot Sunday took deserved attention away from his teammates, mentioning Clarke, Donny Powell and Derek Dorn by name. Clarke, the team’s best player, said he didn’t begrudge anyone for heaping so much attention on Edney because it was a once-in-a-lifetime shot.
To Young’s eternal credit, he has allowed Edney and the rest of his team to enjoy the experience without being too paranoid about how it would affect it in the future. I know a number of more controlling coaches that would have kept the frenzy under wraps more Monday, but Young let Edney and co. enjoy it — as he should. This is their 15 minutes, and they deserve to ride them out.
You’ll see a bit of that in Matt Brown’s second video, which includes thoughts on all this craziness from Edney, Clarke and Young. The first video is a bunch of highlights from the win over Binghamton, including several that feature Clarke, who threw down a dunk in the fourth quarter and was his typical beast-like self in the paint. You’ll see all that in the video.
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