Jay Edwards (basketball)

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Jay Edwards
Personal information
Born (1969-01-03) January 3, 1969 (age 50)
Muncie, Indiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolMarion (Marion, Indiana)
CollegeIndiana (1987–1989)
NBA draft1989 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
PositionShooting guard
Number3
Career history
19891991Los Angeles Clippers
1991Rapid City Thrillers
1991–1992Fort Wayne Fury
1993Argal Huesca
1993Fort Wayne Fury
1993–1994Rochester Renegade
1994–1995Rockford Lightning
1995–1996Fort Wayne Fury
1996Connecticut Pride
1996–1997Yakima Sun Kings
1997–2000Elitzur Ashkelon
2001Gimnasia de Comodoro
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jay Edwards (born January 3, 1969) is an American former professional basketball player.

Edwards was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the second round (33rd overall) of the 1989 NBA Draft. A 6'4" guard from Indiana University, Edwards played in only four games for the Clippers in his NBA career.

He entered the NBA after playing only two seasons for the Hoosiers. During his sophomore year at Indiana, he averaged 20.0 points per game and once held the school record for 20 consecutive games with a three-pointer [1], leading the Hoosiers to the 1989 Big Ten title. Edwards was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 1988 and an All-American in 1989.[2]

When Edwards was in high school in Marion, Indiana, he and his teammate, Lyndon Jones, led the Marion Giants to three consecutive state championships. The three-peat was known in Indiana as the "Purple Reign" referring to the schools colors of purple and gold. In 1987 Edwards shared the title of Indiana's "Mr. Basketball" award along with Jones. Edwards and Jones would also play together for two years at Indiana University.

In high school, Jay was given the nickname "Silk" for his gracefully smooth jump shot.

Edwards continues to hold the NCAA freshman single-season record for three-point field goal shooting percentage (53.6%).[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lundblad, Jeremy (2012-12-20). "Freshman Rankings: Who made the cut?". ESPN. Retrieved 2013-01-06.