When Seton Hall took the floor on Friday night before its game against Providence, there was Fuquan Edwin on the sideline, dressed in street clothes. A thumb injury held him out of the Pirates' second-to-last home game of the season, the latest pothole on a road that has been anything but normal for the senior.
He has spent his career caught between two worlds: Playing all four of his seasons under head coach Kevin Willard, after being recruited to South Orange by Willard's predecessor, Bobby Gonzalez.
With Edwin set to appear at the Prudential Center for the final time as a college player on Monday night against Xavier, his departure feels like the changing of the guard. He is the last connection to the Gonzalez era and only the 10th player since 2006 to be recruited to and play all four years with the Pirates.
Edwin has built himself from a kid from the worst streets of Paterson with an awkward-looking shot, into one of the best defensive players in Seton Hall history, ...