The Aztecs will welcome a freshman from the Pacific Northwest and that is 6-8 guard/forward Ed Chang. Chang verbally committed to Washington during his junior year and after a change of heart he decided to decommit. In addition to the Aztecs he had interest from plenty of schools. Schools like Nebraska, Mississippi, Missouri and Oklahoma State offered him a scholarship.
Chang went to Papillion-La Vista High School in Papillion, Nebraska for three years. During his sophomore season he averaged 15.9 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. This earned him an All-Metro Conference first-team honor by The World-Herald newspaper. He became the first sophomore to land on the all-state team in five seasons. During his junior year, he had an even better campaign where he led the Monarchs to the State Class A final. Chang averaged 18.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, 4.0 blocked shots, and 1.2 steals and was once again named to the All-Metro first team.
I believe Chang will do well with the Aztecs during this upcoming season. With Max Montana deciding to forgo his last year of college, San Diego State is in need of a tall wing that could shoot the three-ball. Chang can really fill that void for the Aztecs. In a game during his junior season, Chang once made nine three pointers in a 16 minute half. Chang will get a lot of three point shots this fall because defenses will primary focus on star players like Devin Watson, Matt Mitchell, and Jalen McDaniels.
I have some pretty high expectations for Chang in this freshman season. I believe that he can play a lot in his first season of college basketball. From Chang this season, I expect him to play around 10-15 minutes per game. He should get time at both the 2 and 3 positions and can also get some action in a small-ball lineup as a stretch four. Chang will continue to play for the Aztecs this year if he will be consistent from three-point range.