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Jesse Edwards Continues Good Play in Netherlands Win



Jesse Edwards

Jesse Edwards, West Virginia’s center, is currently playing overseas for the Netherlands national team. In pre-qualifying play, Edwards recorded 16 points and eight rebounds in a win on Monday.

Edwards shot 7-of-12 from the field and 2-of-7 from the free throw line with a steal. Edwards is averaging 17 points and eight rebounds on 65% shooting during this FIBA session.

Click here to watch Edwards’ highlights in the Netherlands win (No. 14 in orange).

Edwards is the centerpiece of West Virginia’s transfer portal haul this offseason, coming in as a top-five transfer recruit. Edwards averaged 14.5 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocks on 59 percent shooting from the field during his senior year at Syracuse. 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. Edwards has one year of eligibility remaining.

Edwards entered the portal on April 11 and cut his list down to WVU, Gonzaga and Kansas within days. Edwards’ visit to West Virginia was the only one scheduled during his recruitment. Edwards committed to WVU on April 16.

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