West Virginia lands Syracuse transfer Edwards
Former Syracuse center Jesse Edwards, ESPN’s No. 3 player in the NCAA transfer portal, has committed to dip into West Virginia next season, he informed ESPN on Sunday.
“I felt it was time for a fresh start,” Edwards said. “I needed a brand-new environment to challenge myself in and I think West Virginia is just that. I have actually fulfilled some excellent individuals on my go to here and the campus looks remarkable. This group might be something unique.”
The 6-foot-11 Edwards balanced 14.5 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.7 blocks and 1.3 steals in 32.6 minutes for Syracuse last season, being called All-ACC Third Team and to the All-ACC Defensive Team as a redshirt junior.He has one year of eligibility staying for the Mountaineers with 95 collegiate games under his belt, making him one of the most battle-tested and tested commodities in the NCAA transfer website. ESPN’s Jeff Borzello slotted him third in his NCAA transfer website rankings.Editor’s Picks 1 Associated Edwards chose West Virginia over Kansas, Gonzaga, Virginia Tech, Texas Tech, Michigan and others.
After playing for Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim the past four years, Edwards will now be coached by another Hall of Fame member in Bob Huggins. “It is a huge honor to be able to learn from and get to know not one but two famous coaches,” Edwards stated.”I’ll take their understanding about the game and
life with me for the rest of my life.” A local of Amsterdam, Edwards represented the Dutch nationwide group at the FIBA Eurobasket last summer, going head-to-head with the likes of Nikola Jokic and Lauri Markkanen, giving him
substantial experience that eventually helped him have a breakout year.” Seeing what real pros play like prepped me in such a way that was very handy in my mental game, “Edwards stated.”It was a great learning experience entering into last season and a great deal of fun.
“Led by the Back road Trust collective, established by Forbes-listed billionaire Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick and previous Mountaineers athletic director Oliver Luck, West Virginia has actually significantly increased its activity in the name, image and likeness (NIL)space, reeling in one of the transfer website’s top point guards in Arizona’s Kerr Kriisa.Edwards stated that the NIL element at West Virginia was “a bonus offer, “but not the main factor in his decision-making process.” I mainly wanted to have a clean slate and a new difficulty,” Edwards said.”NIL isn’t what I’m betting.
I didn’t really want to get into this, but it doesn’t seem that Syracuse as an organization is that into that.
I’m not actually sure what their plan is or what the school’s concept lags it. For me it was something that they could not offer because way. “Jonathan Givony is an NBA draft expert and the creator and co-owner of DraftExpress.com, a private searching and analytics service made use of by NBA, NCAA and international teams.