Men's Basketball falls to No. 9 Iowa State, 77-71 (USATSI)
Honors • 2013 All-America East Second Team (league coaches) • 2012 America East Rookie of the Year (CollegeHoops.net) • 2012 All-America East Rookie Team (league coaches) • 3-time America East Player of the Week (12/3/12, 12/24/12, 12/31/12) • 7-time America East Rookie of the Week (11/21/2011, 11/28/2011, 12/5/2011, 12/26/2011, 1/16/2012, 1/30/2012, 2/6/2012)
As A Redshirt Junior (2014-15) • Saw action in all 32 games, including 14 starts… One of only two players (Thomas Gipson) to see action in all 32 games. • Averaged 6.3 points on 38.9 percent shooting (75-of-193), including 29.6 percent (21-of-71) from 3-point range, with 3.3 rebounds in 21.1 minutes per game… Connected on 57.1 percent (32-of-56) from the free throw line. • Averaged 8.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting (44-of-94) with 3.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game in the team’s 15 wins compared to 4.6 points on 31.3 percent shooting (31-of-99) with 2.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in the 17 losses. • Averaged 8.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting (17-of-37) with 3.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game in the team’s 5 wins vs. Top 25 opponents. • Led the team in steals (37), while was second in 3-point field goals (21), 3-point attempts (71), dunks (12) and charges taken (7) and third in offensive rebounds (36)… Also ranked fourth in scoring, field goals (75), field goals attempted (193) and rebounding and fifth in assists. • Ranked third on the Wayne McClain Play Hart Chart with 210 points. • Scored in double figures 7 times, including on 5 occasions in Big 12 play… Scored a season-high 16 points in the win over No. 12/13 Iowa State (2/28/15) on 7-of-14 shooting. • Paced the team in rebounding 4 times, including on 3 occasions in Big 12 play… Grabbed a season-high 9 at No. 16/18 Oklahoma (1/10/15). • Dished out a team-high in assists 4 times, including 4 on 4 occasions. • Saw action in all 18 Big 12 games with 6 starts… Averaged 7.0 points on 40.5 percent shooting (45-of-111) in Big 12 play with 3.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 22.3 minutes per game… Connected on 63.6 percent (21-of-33) from the free throw line in league-only games… Ranked second on the team in 3-point field goals and steals (0.9 spg.) and third in assists and rebounding in league-only contests.
Summer 2014 • Traveled to Latvia and Lithuania with Athletes in Action from August 1-14... Helped the squad to a 3-1 record playing various club teams. • Averaged a team-best 17.5 points on 52 percent shooting (26-of-50), including 60 percent (6-of-10) from 3-point range, to go with 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 0.8 assists per game. • Led the team in scoring in three of four games with four double-digit scoring performances... Scored a tour-high 23 points vs. Latvia University on 7-of-14 field goals... Also posted 18 points vs. the Baron, a Latvian professional team, to go with a team-tying three steals. • Played alongside teammate Brandon Bolden as well as Wichita State's Darius Carter, Colorado's Tre'Shaun Fletcher, Kansas' Landen Lucas, Mercer's Ike Nwamu, Baylor's Royce O'Neale and Ishmael Wainwright, UNLV's Kendall Smith and Davidson's Brian Sullivan. • Coached by Colorado assistant coach Mike Rohn.
As A Junior (2013-14) • Sat out the 2013-14 season due to NCAA rules after transferring from Maine.
At Maine (2011-13) • Played two seasons at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine from 2011-13. • Saw action in 58 of 60 games in his career with 56 starts... Helped the Black Bears to a two-year record of 23-37 record, including an 11-19 record in America East play. • Totaled 887 points, 312 rebounds, 196 assists and 96 steals in his career... Averaged 15.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting with 5.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.7 steals in 32.0 minutes per game during his two-year career. • Averaged an America East-best 16.7 points per game as a sophomore on 43.8 percent shooting with 5.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.9 steals in 32.8 minutes per game... Led the team in six categories, including scoring, field goals, field goals attempted, free throws, free throws attempted and steals... Also was second in assists and minutes and third in 3-point field goals, rebounding and blocks. • Scored in double figures in 26 of 29 games, including six 20-point games, to go with three double-doubles... Became fifth sophomore in America East history to lead the league in scoring and the first since 2007-08... Also paced the league in steals and ranked in the Top 20 in six other categories. • Scored a season-high 30 points on 11-of-12 field goals against Northeastern (11/28/12)... Tallied 29 points in the regular season finale at New Hampshire (3/3/13). • Collected three double-doubles as a sophomore, including 19 points and 12 rebounds vs. Florida State (12/9/12), 27 points and 11 rebounds vs. Florida Gulf Coast (12/22/12) and 19 points and 13 rebounds vs. Stony Brook (2/24/13). • Enjoyed one of the best freshman campaigns in school history in 2011-12... Earned CollegeHoops.net America East Rookie of the Year and recognition to the All-America East Rookie Team by the league coaches... Named America East Rookie of the Week seven times, including three consecutive weeks to start the season. • Averaged 13.9 points on 42.5 percent shooting with 5.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.4 steals in 31.2 minutes per game as a true freshman. • Scored in double figures 23 of 29 games, including five 20-point games... Scored a season-high 24 points on 10-of-13 field goals in his first career game vs. Maine-Machias (11/14/11). • Collected two double-doubles with 10 points and 10 rebounds vs. Boston (1/11/12) and 14 points and 10 rebounds vs. New Hampshire (1/25/12). • Coached by Ted Woodward.
High School • Ranked as the eighth-best player in Canada for the 2011 class. • Played for Anderson Collegiate Vocational Institution for five years in Whitby, Ontario... Led the Raiders to five Lake Ontario Secondary Athletic Association championships and an Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association title. • Scored more than 3,400 points in his high school career... Averaged 20.4 points, 5.7 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game in his career. • Selected as team most valuable player four times as well as the school's Athlete of the Year... Named the most valuable player of the LOSSA Championship as well as the Windsor Invitational and Anderson Invitational... Also was a Humber Classic All-Star and Silverfox Tournament All-Star... Competed in the All-Canada Classic. • Also competed in volleyball. • Coached by Dean Hutchcroft, who has been a mentor since the age of six.
Personal • Justin Stefan Edwards was born Oct. 31, 1992, in Scarborough, Ontario... Parents are Julian Edwards and Nancy Downes... Mother attended Indiana on a track scholarship. • Named to 2013 Canadian National Team training camp roster. • First Division I player to transfer to K-State since Omari Lawrence (St. John's) in 2010... Second Canadian player in the program's history following Juevol Myles (Ajax, Ontario) in 2010-11. • Recruited by Fresno State, Missouri and George Washington. • Major is kinesiology.