Bill Edwards (basketball)

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Bill Edwards
Personal information
Born (1971-08-28) August 28, 1971 (age 45)
Middletown, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)
Career information
College Wright State (1989–1993)
NBA draft 1993 / Undrafted
Playing career 1993–2006
Position Small forward / Power forward

William Allen "Bill" Edwards (born August 28, 1971) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 2.03 m (6'8") tall small forward-power forward. His nickname was "Dollar Bill Edwards".[1]

College career[edit]

Edwards played college basketball at Wright State University, where he became one of the school's legends. He was voted the Summit League Player of the Year in 1993.

Professional career[edit]

Edwards was never drafted by an NBA franchise, and despite having played a few games with the Philadelphia 76ers during the 1993–94 season, it was in Europe that he had a significant 12-year career. He played in the EuroLeague with the Greek club PAOK, in the 1999–00 season, and in the FIBA SuproLeague, with the French club ASVEL, in the 2000–01 season.

United States national team[edit]

Edwards was a member of the bronze medal winning senior men's Team USA at the 1998 FIBA World Championship.

Personal[edit]

Edwards is the father of former Middletown High School standouts Bill Edwards Jr., who on May 6, 2009, signed a Letter of Intent to play college basketball for Penn State,[2] and Vince Edwards, who played college basketball with the Purdue Boilermakers.

Career pro stats (national domestic leagues)[edit]

Season Team League G PPG RPG APG MPG
1993–94 Sioux Falls Skyforce CBA 52 20.2 7.1 2.3 35.2
1993–94 Philadelphia 76ers NBA 3 2.0 4.7 1.3 14.7
1994–95 Scaligera Basket Verona LBA 27 19.6 9.0 1.1 36.1
1995–96 Cagiva Varese LBA 34 23.3 7.2 0.8 37.4
1996–97 AEK GBL 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997–98 Calze Pompea Roma LBA 25 20.5 5.1 2.0 35.4
1998–99 Kinder Bologna LBA 15 14.3 4.6 1.2 29.4
1999–00 PAOK Thessaloniki GBL 26 15.3 5.9 2.0 35.8
2000–01 ASVEL Villeurbanne Pro A 19 19.0 5.2 0.0 33.8
2001–02 PAOK Thessaloniki GBL 12 17.8 5.5 2.0 35.2
2002–03 Casademont Girona ACB 3 6.0 1.6 0.3 14.6
2003–04 Hapoel Jerusalem ISBL 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004–05 Koln Rein Energy BBL 33 16.5 7.8 1.8 33.9
2005–06 EWE Baskets Oldenburg BBL 31 14.4 5.8 1.6 30.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ BILL EDWARDS PERSONAL.
  2. ^ Bill Edwards - Basketball Recruiting, http://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=2&pr_key=54840

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