Corsley Edwards

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Corsley Edwards
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with Igokea against MZT in Skopje in 2013
Personal information
Born (1979-03-05) March 5, 1979 (age 36)
Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
High school Lake Clifton (Baltimore, Maryland)
College Central Connecticut State (1998–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 58th overall
Pro career 2002–present
Career history
As player:
2002 Adirondack Wildcats (USBL)
2002 Yakima Sun Kings (CBA)
2002–2003 Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
2003 Carife Ferrara (Italy)
2003–2004 Gloria Due Montecatini (Italy)
2004 Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
2004–2005 New Orleans Hornets
2005 Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
2005 Fenerbahçe (Turkey)
2005 CB Granada (Spain)
2006–2007 Anaheim Arsenal (D-League)
2007 Banvit B.K. (Turkey)
2007 CB Granada (Spain)
2007–2008 Beirasar Rosalia (Spain)
2008 CB Granada (Spain)
2008 Gigantes de Carolina (Puerto Rico)
2008–2009 Al Ahli Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
2009 Yunnan Bulls (China)
2009 Al-Shabab (United Arab Emirates)
2009–2010 Shaanxi Dongsheng Kylins (China)
2010 Dakota Wizards (D-League)
2010 Al Ittihad Alexandria (Egypt)
2010 Caciques de Humacao (Puerto Rico)
2010–2011 Cedevita Zagreb (Croatia)
2011–2012 Anwil Włocławek (Poland)
2012–2013 Igokea (Bosnia)
2013–2014 Homenetmen Beirut (Lebanon)
2014 İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi (Turkey)
As coach:
20142015 Denver Nuggets (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
  • CBA champion (2005)

Corsley Edwards (born March 5, 1979) is an American professional basketball center and power forward. He last played for İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi B.K. of the Turkish Basketball Second League.

Early life and college[edit]

Edwards was born in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from Lake Clifton High School in 1998. He played collegiately at Central Connecticut State University and led the team to its first ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2000, losing a close 88-78 battle as a #15 seed against #2 seeded Iowa State.

Professional career[edit]

He was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the 2nd round (58th pick) in the 2002 NBA Draft. In its 2002 draft, the Yakima Sun Kings of the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) selected Edwards as the top pick in the third round (17th overall).[1] The Sun Kings signed Edwards on November 1, 2002[2] but waived him on December 2, 2002.[3] In the 2003 CBA All-Star Game, Edwards led the National Conference All-Stars in rebounding with 12 rebounds.[4] He later signed with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the CBA.[5]

In the season of 2003/04 he played as Center for RB Montecatini Terme in the Italian LegaDue.[5] He appeared in 10 games for the New Orleans Hornets during the 2004-05 NBA season averaging 2.7 points per game. He returned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce in 2005 and won the 2005 CBA championship with the team.[5] On April 5, 2005, he joined Fenerbahçe Ülker of the Turkish Basketball League.[6] With Fenerbahçe, he averaged 12.5 points and 7.1 rebounds.[7]

In 2006, Edwards was the first player taken in NBA D-League Draft by the Anaheim Arsenal. In 2005-06 he played in Granada, Spain.[8] Edwards returned to Turkey in February 2007 with the team Banvit B.K. In 2008-2009, he played with the Yunnan Honghe Running Bulls in China.[9] In 2009-2010, he played with Shaanxi Kylins. For the 2010-2011 season he signed with the Zagreb club KK Cedevita, where he averaged 12.9 points per game[10] and helped the team enter the Eurocup Basketball 2010–11 Final four. In August 2011 he signed with Anwil Włocławek in Poland.[11] For the 2012–13 season, he signed with KK Igokea. In November 2013, he signed with Homenetmen Beirut.[12]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 2002 CBA Draft
  2. ^ Transactions November 1, 2002
  3. ^ Transactions from the Sports Network. Dec. 2, 2002.
  4. ^ "National wins CBA All-Star game". Associated Press. January 14, 2003. Retrieved February 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c "Corsley Edwards". Eurocup. Retrieved February 19, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Corsley Edwards" (in Spanish). Liga ACB. Retrieved February 19, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Corsley Edwards" (PDF). NBA D-League. Retrieved February 19, 2012. 
  8. ^ 2006 D-League Draft, Round 1
  9. ^ http://www.asia-basket.com/player.asp?Cntry=CHN&PlayerID=24549
  10. ^ http://www.eurocupbasketball.com/ulebcup/home/on-court/players/showplayer?pcode=002949
  11. ^ Anwil Wloclawek lands Corsley Edwards
  12. ^ "Homenetmen Beirut adds Edwards to their roster, ex Igokea". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 

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