Breaking: Syracuse Transfer Jesse Edwards Commits to West Virginia
Syracuse transfer Jesse Edwards announced on Sunday that he will be committing to play at West Virginia for his final year of eligibility, per NBA Draft analyst Jonathan Givony. Edwards chose WVU over Kansas and Gonzaga, who he had in his final three schools.
Edwards (6-foot-11) took one visit during his week-long recruitment, heading to Morgantown over the weekend.
Edwards averaged 14.5 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocks on 59 percent shooting from the field. Edwards was named to the All-ACC Third Team this past season. Edwards has started for the Orange in the past two years. Edwards played seven minutes against West Virginia in the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament. The native of the Netherlands entered the portal after long-time Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim retired. It was also reported that Edwards left Syracuse due to NIL issues.
Edwards entered the portal early on Tuesday morning with WVU making contact immediately. The 6-foot-11 big has also heard from Arkansas, BYU, Florida, Florida State, Gonzaga, Georgia, Kansas, Kansas State, LSU, Memphis, Michigan, Missouri, NC State, Seton Hall, Texas Tech and Vanderbilt, according to 24/7 High School Hoops.
Edwards has one year of eligibility remaining.
West Virginia will welcome Iowa State transfer guard Caleb Grill for a visit starting on Sunday and lasting through Tuesday. WVSN will keep you up to date with West Virginia’s transfer portal recruiting.