Edwards with Igokea in 2013
|League||NBA Development League|
March 5, 1979 |
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||275 lb (125 kg)|
|High school||Lake Clifton (Baltimore, Maryland)|
|College||Central Connecticut (1998–2002)|
|NBA draft||2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 58th overall|
|Selected by the Sacramento Kings|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|2002||Yakima Sun Kings|
|2002–2003||Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|2003–2004||Gloria Due Montecatini|
|2004||Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|2004–2005||New Orleans Hornets|
|2005||Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|2008||Gigantes de Carolina|
|2008–2009||Al Ahli Dubai|
|2009–2010||Shaanxi Dongsheng Kylins|
|2010||Al Ittihad Alexandria|
|2010||Caciques de Humacao|
|2014||İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi|
|2014–2015||Denver Nuggets (assistant)|
|2016–present||Greensboro Swarm (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Corsley Edwards (born March 5, 1979) is an American former professional basketball player and current assistant coach for the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA Development League. He played college basketball for Central Connecticut.
Early life and college
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.
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). The Sun Kings signed Edwards on November 1, 2002 but waived him on December 2, 2002. In the 2003 CBA All-Star Game, Edwards led the National Conference All-Stars in rebounding with 12 rebounds. He later signed with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the CBA.
In the season of 2003/04 he played as Center for RB Montecatini Terme in the Italian LegaDue. 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. On April 5, 2005, he joined Fenerbahçe of the Turkish Basketball League. With Fenerbahçe, he averaged 12.5 points and 7.1 rebounds.
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. 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. 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 and helped the team enter the Eurocup Basketball 2010–11 Final four. In August 2011 he signed with Anwil Włocławek in Poland. For the 2012–13 season, he signed with KK Igokea. In November 2013, he signed with Homenetmen Beirut.
- 2002 CBA Draft
- Transactions November 1, 2002
- Transactions from the Sports Network. Dec. 2, 2002.
- "National wins CBA All-Star game". Associated Press. January 14, 2003. Retrieved February 19, 2012.
- "Corsley Edwards". Eurocup. Retrieved February 19, 2012.
- "Corsley Edwards" (in Spanish). Liga ACB. Retrieved February 19, 2012.
- "Corsley Edwards" (PDF). NBA D-League. Retrieved February 19, 2012.
- 2006 D-League Draft, Round 1
- Anwil Wloclawek lands Corsley Edwards
- "Homenetmen Beirut adds Edwards to their roster, ex Igokea". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
- Timmons, Nate (October 1, 2014). "Denver Nuggets add two former players to developmental staff". DenverStiffs.com. SB-Nation. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
- "Swarm Finalize Coaching Staff". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. September 26, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2016.