Atascocita's Edwards becomes most recent Houston-area NBA Draftee


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From Atascocita High School, to Purdue University and now the next step of his basketball journey has been decided on where he will go.

Carsen Edwards is heading to the Boston Celtics.

"It's special to me," Edwards told VYPE. "This took a lot of time, work and sacrifices. This is just the beginning but just to be here is just a blessing. It feels good."

Edwards, who was a scoring machine at Atascocita and Purdue, was selected with the 33rd overall pick of the 2019 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers before being traded to the Boston Celtics.

Last season, Edwards entered the NBA Draft before decided to pull his name out and return to Purdue for another season. During the NCAA Tournament this year, Edwards caught fire being named the Most Outstanding Player in the South Region, averaging 35 points in just four games. On two occasions, Edwards scored 42 points in the tournament.

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It all comes down to this. If the Astros are able to come away with a victory on Wednesday night, they control their own destiny moving forward. But if they fall to the Mariners, they will likely have to sweep Arizona and get some help from the Rangers to have a chance at the postseason.

The Astros are currently a half game up on Seattle, but a loss tonight would push Houston out of the final wild card spot and give the Mariners a leg up.

How will Dusty deploy his hitters in the biggest game of the season?

Tonight's lineup is missing several key pieces to the Astros' offense. Chas McCormick and Yainer Diaz. McCormick might be out of the lineup due to getting hit by a pitch on Tuesday night. And Diaz's only shot at playing was hitting DH, with Martin Maldonado catching for Framber Valdez as he has done all season.

In what could be a silver lining, Michael Brantley has returned to play left field, with Yordan Alvarez sliding over to the DH spot. And once again Dusty Baker is sticking to his guns with Jose Abreu hitting 5th once again.

Let's hope Framber Valdez has one of his classic performances, because runs could be tough to come by if the top 4 guys in the lineup don't come through with big performances.

Let's go get this one! Go Astros!

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