SDSU Men’s Basketball Adds Ed Chang to Program
June 12, 2018
SAN DIEGO - San Diego State men’s basketball head coach Brian Dutcher announced the addition of Ed Chang to the program. The 6-8, 210-pound forward signed an offer-of-aid and will be freshman in 2018-19.
“Ed is a very good three-point shooter,” Dutcher said. “He has the length and athleticism that Aztec Basketball has been built on, and is an outstanding young man with a bright future.”
Hailing from Papillion, Nebraska, Chang will come to America’s Finest City with a four-star rating by ESPN and three stars from a pair of recruiting services (Rivals, 247Sports).
Chang is a two-time all-Nebraska selection who averaged 18.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, 4.0 blocked shots and 1.2 steals as junior for Papillion-La Vista High School. During his junior campaign, he reached the 1,000-point mark for his career and led the Monarchs to a 2016-17 Class A runner-up finish.
As a sophomore, Chang averaged 15.9 points and 9.5 rebounds, earning all-Metro Conference first-team accolades by The World-Herald, and became the first sophomore to land on the all-state team in five seasons.
Chang did not play his senior year after moving to Washington, but was the No. 1 player in the state of Nebraska at the time of his relocation.
With his signing, Chang will join fellow classmate Aguek Arop on The Mesa. The duo went to rival high schools in the Omaha, Nebraska area and were both on the 2016 and 2017 all-Nebraska squads. Chang and Arop (6-6, 210) are part of a larger incoming class that includes a pair of 6-10 forwards in Joel Mensah (215) and Nathan Mensah (210). The quartet will join Adam Seiko (6-3, 195), who redshirted last year, to make up SDSU’s freshman class.
San Diego State is set to return three of their top four scorers from last season (Devin Watson, Matt Mitchell, Jalen McDaniels) and four of their top six (Watson, Mitchell, McDaniels, Jeremy Hemsley) off a 2017-18 team that went 22-11, won their Mountain West-high 11th conference title and advanced to the NCAA tournament.