Justin Edwards (basketball)

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Justin Edwards
Justin Edwards.jpg
Edwards playing for Nanterre, 2018
Free agent
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1992-10-31) October 31, 1992 (age 26)
Scarborough, Ontario
NationalityCanadian
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High schoolAnderson Collegiate
(Whitby, Ontario)
College
NBA draft2016 / Undrafted
Playing career2016–present
Career history
2016–2017Alba Fehérvár
2017Orlandina Basket
2017–2018Goyang Orion Orions
2018Nanterre 92
2018Ironi Nahariya
Career highlights and awards

Justin Stefan Edwards (born July 28, 1992) is a Canadian professional basketball player who last played for Ironi Nahariya of the Israeli Premier League. He played college basketball for Maine and Kansas State.

College career[edit]

Edwards played two seasons at Maine and averaged 16.7 points and 5.2 rebounds as a sophomore. He transferred to Kansas State and sat out a season.[1] As a junior at Kansas State, he posted 6.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.1 steals per game. Before his senior year, he exercised more in anticipation for an expanded role and led the Wildcats to a 7-1 start.[2] Edwards had his best game at Kansas State in his last match, an 85-63 loss to Kansas in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals; he scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.[3] As a senior, he averaged 12.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game.[4]

Professional career[edit]

2016–17 season[edit]

On July 28, 2016, Edwards started his professional career with the Hungarian Alba Fehérvár, signing a one-year deal.[5] On November 2, 2016, Edwards recorded 22 points by playing just 24 minutes, shooting 9-of-11 from the field, along with three rebounds, six assists and three steals in 111–91 blowout win over Élan Chalon. He was subsequently named FIBA Europe Cup Top Performer of Week 3.[6]

Edwards helped Fehérvár to win the 2017 Hungarian Cup and the 2017 Hungarian League Championship, leading the team to its first titles in five years. In 47 games played during the 2016–17 season (in both the FIBA Europe Cup and all Hungarian competitions), Edwards averaged 14.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.4 steals per game.[4]

2017–18 season[edit]

On June 27, 2017, Edwards joined the Toronto Raptors for the 2017 NBA Summer League.[7]

On July 24, 2017, Edwards signed with the Italian team Orlandina Basket.[8] On November 12, 2017, Edwards recorded 24 points, shooting 8-of-12 from the field, along with six rebounds, four assists and three steals in an 88–81 win over Dinamo Sassari. He was subsequently named LBA Round 7 MVP.[9]

On November 20, 2017, Edwards was transferred from Orlandina to the South Korean team Goyang Orions.[10] On December 5, 2017, Edwards recorded a career-high 41 points, shooting 17-of-30 from the field, along with seven rebounds, three assists and four steals in a 100–99 win over the Seoul Samsung Thunders.[11] In 38 games played for the Orions, Edwards averaged 17.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.

On March 3, 2018, Edwards joined the French team Nanterre 92 for the rest of the season.[12] Edwards helped Nanterre to reach the 2018 Pro A Playoffs, where they eventually were eliminated by Strasbourg.

2018–19 season[edit]

On July 24, 2018, Edwards signed with the Israeli team Ironi Nahariya for the 2018–19 season.[13] However, on December 13, 2018, Edwards parted ways with Nahariya after appearing in seven games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robinett, Kellis (May 3, 2013). "Former UMaine basketball star Justin Edwards visits Kansas State". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  2. ^ Robinett, Kellis (December 11, 2015). "Justin Edwards doing it all for Kansas State men's basketball team". Kansas City Star. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  3. ^ Robinett, Kellis (March 10, 2016). "K-State's Justin Edwards finishes strong despite loss to Kansas in Big 12 quarterfinals". Kansas City Star. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "SE: Justin Edwards Thriving in First Professional Season in Hungary". Kansas State. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  5. ^ "Justin Edwards agreed terms with Alba". Eurobasket.com. July 28, 2016. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  6. ^ "Tuttle, Elegar, Hinds, Edwards, Burnett named FIBA Europe Cup Top Performers of Week 3". Sportando.basketball. November 3, 2016. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  7. ^ "Raptors announce 2017 Las Vegas Summer League Roster". raptorshq.com. June 27, 2017. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  8. ^ "Orlandina signs Justin Edwards". Sportando.basketball. July 24, 2017. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  9. ^ "Serie A 2017-2018, Round 7 MVP: Justin Edwards, Betaland Capo d'Orlando". Sportando.basketball. November 13, 2017. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  10. ^ "Goyang Orions bought out Justin Edwards from Orlandina Basket". Sportando.basketball. November 20, 2017. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  11. ^ "Goyang Orions 100 at Seoul Samsung Thunders 99 - Box Score". RealGM.com. December 5, 2017. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  12. ^ "Justin Edwards signs with Nanterre 92". Sportando.basketball. March 3, 2018. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  13. ^ "Justin Edwards signs with Ironi Nahariya". Sportando.basketball. July 24, 2018. Retrieved July 24, 2018.

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