Edwards to Participate in Gotham Hoops Invitational April 9

Gotham Hoops Invitational // April 9, 2016

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Senior Justin Edwards will get an opportunity to expose his game to professional scouts from around the world, as he participates in the third annual Gotham Hoops Invitational set for on Saturday, April 9 at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The one-day tournament will showcase 36 top college seniors, including Tavon Allen (Drexel), Aaron Brown (St. Joseph’s), Trahson Burrell (Memphis), Laimonas Chatkevicius (South Carolina), Ryan Rhomes (Fordham), Justin Sears (Yale) and Isaiah Williams (Iona). Four teams will compete for the inaugural Championship Cup.

A 6-foot-4, 200-pound guard from Whitby, Ontario, Edwards spent two seasons at K-State after transferring from Maine, where he played two seasons for the Black Bears from 2011-13. He scored more than 1,500 points in his college career, including 621 as a Wildcat, connecting on 42.8 percent (544-of-1272) from the field to go with 613 rebounds (5.1 rpg.), 342 assists (2.8 apg.) and 191 steals (1.6 spg.) in 121 games played with 98 starts.

Edwards was impressive across the board for the Wildcats in 2015-16, as he ranked either first or second in 11 statistical categories, including tops in scoring (12.7 ppg.), double-figure scoring games (26), field goals made (145) and attempted (328), rebounding (5.9 rpg.) and steals (1.8 spg.). He was one of only six players in the Big 12 to rank in the Big 12’s Top 15 in both scoring (14th) and rebounding (10th), along with Kansas’ Perry Ellis, Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield, Iowa State’s Georges Niang, Baylor’s Taurean Prince and West Virginia’s Devin Williams.

Edwards earned all three of his career double-double in his senior season with all three coming in the last 20 games, including a 23-point, 10-rebound effort vs. No. 1/1 Kansas in his final college game on March 10. In his last 11 games of his senior season, he averaged 15.1 points on 45.7 percent (58-of-127), including 40.4 percent (19-of-47) from 3-point range, with 6.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.6 steals in 34.4 minutes per game. 

More information on the Gotham Hoops Invitational can be found at gothamhoops.com/invitational.