Quick Take With Jarell Eddie

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Cannon School (Concord, N.C.) finished the 2009/2010 season with a 17-14 overall record. The team was led by senior Jarell Eddie , a 6-7, 210-pound forward who averaged 24 points, 11 rebounds and four assists and two blocks per game. Eddie will now move on to Virginia Tech, the school he signed with last November and where he expects to enroll in late May.

Eddie, still resting up from a strained back muscle suffered in Cannon’s state quarterfinal loss to Ravenscroft, primarily played the wing forward position this season. He will play that position at Virginia Tech as well, so it was good to a get a full season of experience at the position before moving on to the next level.

Eddie discusses his senior season, position and more in a “Quick Take.”


TechSideline: How would you assess your senior season performance?

Jarell Eddie : “My senior season went well. I really liked the coaching situation. We had some rough time, times when we weren’t winning games, but we fought through all of that. I was able to lead better.”

TSL: In what ways do you feel you became a better leader?

Jarell Eddie : “I’ve always been that hard worker. I’m not really a vocal guy, but I’ll show you what to do if you follow my lead. I didn’t miss any practices this year. I just tried to set the tone with the way I carried myself and the way I was doing things. I tried to be as focused as possible before games. I worked hard in practice and did extra things after practice.”

TSL: Talk about playing the wing forward position. How much are you looking forward to playing that role at Virginia Tech?

Jarell Eddie : “I’m very looking forward to it. I knew I was not going to be a seven-footer, so I transformed my game from being dominant in the post to the wing position. I started working on perimeter game. I