Richie Edwards

#0 Richie Edwards

POS. F
HT. 6'7"
WT. 220
YR. Jr.
HOMETOWN Lakeland, Fla.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL) Lakeland [Hillsborough (Fla.) C.C.]

International: Appeared this past summer for New Zealand at the 26th World University Games ... led New Zealand in scoring and finished third among all tournament players, averaging 20.1 points per game ... scored in double figures six times, including five games of 20+ points ... tournament was highlighted by a 31-point, 9-rebound effort versus Japan ... also pulled down five rebounds per game ... averaged 14.9 points and 7.0 rebounds per game for New Zealand at the 2009 FIBA U19 World Championship ... joined New Zealand’s Junior Tall Blacks (U19) in 2005, debuting when he was 14 years old ... was one of the youngest Junior Tall Blacks in New Zealand history.

Hillsborough: A two-time All-Conference selection for the Hawks ... posted 18.6 points and 6.8 rebounds per game as a sophomore last year ... averaged better than 16 points and 7 rebounds per contest as a freshman.

Prep: Named a First Team All-State selection in his senior season with the Dreadnaughts ... honored as county Player of the Year, as well as Lakeland Ledger Player of the Year, following his final year, where he averaged 17.7 points and 9.5 rebounds per game ... helped Lakeland to regional finals as a senior ... two-time First Team All-County selection.

Personal: Richie is the son of Johnathan and Debbie Edwards … major is sports management … born June 30, 1990.