Expectations & Edgar Sosa

A favorite memory of Edgar Sosa will always be the time he played one-on-one basketball with grandson Koby Springer back in 2006. Sosa was a new arrival in Louisville. Koby was 10 years old, participating in a Rick Pitino summer camp.

Quite a thrill for Koby, competing against one of Pitino’s most promising players in the University of Louisville’s 2006 freshman class, one he will never forget: Sosa making him work while sharing some tips, but also allowing him to win.

The memory is relevant in light of what could easily be perceived as overly-zealous criticism of Edgar following his performance in Louisville’s Big East Tournament loss to Cincinnati — despite his leading all scorers with 28 points in that game.

Edgar Sosa is a likable individual and a better-than-average basketball player. Any criticism reflects a personal disappointment in his inability to live up to expectations, which may be a little exorbitant. He has provided more than a few other great memories during four seasons at U of L.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

3 thoughts on “Expectations & Edgar Sosa

  • March 11, 2010 at 4:18 pm
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    Sometimes fans forget this is a game and these are college kids. Thanks for reminding us.

  • March 11, 2010 at 4:36 pm
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    My son was at the same camp and Edgar was the kindest and most generous of the players. He mixed it up with all the kids and was great with them. I have always had a soft spot for him because of that. He is not perfect, but none of us are. His flaws are just more publicly exposed than everyone else’s flaws. Keep doing your thing Edgar. k

  • March 12, 2010 at 12:55 pm
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    Thanks Charlie, for keeping things in perspective

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