Sheldon Edwards

#13 Sheldon Edwards

Pos. G
Ht. 6-4
Wt. 180
Yr. So.
Hometown West Palm Beach, Fla.
High School [Prev. School] Palm Beach Lakes [TLAP Sports Academy]

2021-22 MVC All-Bench Team Captain 
2021-22 MVC Most-Improved Team
2020-21 MVC All-Freshman Team

2021-22: Named the captain of the MVC All-Bench Team and to the MVC Most-Improved Team following his sophomore season... Appeared in all 32 games and made 10 starts... Averaged 11.4 points and 4.2 rebounds per game while leading the squad in steals (36), blocked shots (26) and made 3s (tied for team lead, 67)... Shot the 3 at a 35.8 percent clip while shooting 77.9 percent from the free-throw line. Hit triples at a 37.5 percent rate in MVC play, the best on the team, while posting an 82.9 percent free-throw clip in league play... Tied for ninth in the MVC in made 3s per game at 2.1... Scored in double figures 20 times including three performances that featured 20 points or more... Led the team in scoring four times and rebounding on three occasions... Scored in double figures in eight of the season’s final 10 games after starting the year with a seven-game double-figure streak... Boosted his numbers from his freshman year to his sophomore year in each of the following categories: scoring average (8.1 ppg to 11.4 ppg), blocked shots (seven to 26), rebounds per game (2.9 to 4.2), steals (24 to 36), field-goal percentage (.383 to .414), 3-point percentage (.300 to .358) and free-throw percentage (.735 to .779). He had 20 double-figure scoring outputs as a sophomore after having nine as a freshman... Finished the regular season as one of three MVC players with 30 or more steals and 20 or more blocked shots (Illinois State’s Kendall Lewis and Drake’s Tucker DeVries)... Became the first Valpo player to finish a season as the team leader in both steals and blocked shots since Raitis Grafs in 1999-2000... Finished the regular season as one of seven players nationally with 25 blocks, 30 steals, 35 assists and 60 made 3s... Became just the third different Valpo player to notch 20 blocks, 30 steals, 30 assists and 50 made 3s in a season since 1992-93, joining Ryan Broekhoff (three times) and Lubos Barton (twice)... Named to the Nassau Championship All-Tournament Team after lifting Valpo to a third-place finish. Was one of five players in a talented, eight-team field named to the all-tournament squad by averaging 16.0 ppg over the three games, including 23 points, five made 3s, five rebounds, three blocked shots and three steals in the third-place game vs. Tulane on Nov. 24... Posted his first career double-double on Feb. 19 at Evansville, scoring 11 points to go along with 11 rebounds... Had his second straight double-double on Feb. 21 vs. Evansville, scoring 13 points to go along with a season-high 12 rebounds... Scored a season-high 23 points on two occasions, the aforementioned game against Tulane and Feb. 16 vs. Loyola. Both of those games featured five made 3s, also a season high.

2020-21: Named to the MVC All-Freshman Team after appearing in 27 games and making 12 starts during his rookie campaign… Scored 8.1 points per game while averaging 2.9 rebounds and knocking down a team-most 36 3-pointers… Ranked second on the squad with 24 steals… Scored in double figures on nine occasions and had seven games with multiple steals… Led the team in scoring four times… Averaged 8.4 ppg and shared the team lead with 19 steals in conference-only games while knocking down a team-high 28 3s in league play… Helped Valpo extend its streak to three straight seasons with a member of the All-Freshman Team and four straight years with either an All-Freshman or All-Newcomer Team honoree… Became the seventh Valpo freshman in the last 20 years to start the season opener on Nov. 27 at Vanderbilt... Reached double figures for the first time in his Valpo career with a 10-point showing on Dec. 6 vs. Judson... Poured in a personal-best 20 points on an efficient 7-of-9 shooting with eight rebounds on Dec. 9 vs. SIUE... Scored 19 points over the two games vs. Missouri State on Jan. 9-10... Led the team with 18 points, including 11 in the two overtime periods, to lift Valpo to a 91-85 victory over Bradley on Jan. 28... Matched a season high with 20 points on Feb. 6 vs. No. 25 Drake before adding 11 on Feb. 7 in an upset victory over the Bulldogs. In the Feb. 7 triumph, he slammed home a thunderous dunk that ranked No. 7 on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays that evening. For his efforts, Edwards was named the MVC Newcomer of the Week on Feb. 8 while also earning College Sports Madness MVC Player of the Week honors... Had his third straight game in double figures and his fourth straight multi-steal game with 10 points and three swipes on Feb. 10 vs. Bradley… Tied a season high with four made triples in the final game of the campaign on March 5 vs. Missouri State, also equaling a personal best with eight rebounds to go along with his 17 points in the MVC Tournament opener against the Bears.

Before Valpo: Averaged 21.2 points and 7.6 rebounds as a senior at Palm Beach Lakes High School in 2018-19… Spent a postgraduate year at TLAP Sports Academy in Port St. Lucie, Fla. during the 2019-20 season, averaging 32 points per game and five rebounds per contest while turning in two games of 40+ points… 2018-19 first-team all-state honoree and All-State Game MVP in the state of Florida... Watched about 75 percent of Valpo's games on TV or via internet while in prep school during the 2019-20 season... TLAP Sports Academy coach Louis Graham says stopping for him is a "tough task" and said "You want to watch him; he's a guy who sells tickets." Graham, also Edwards' uncle, put a basketball in his crib as a young child. "He loves the game." 

Personal: Majoring in sports management… Hobbies include listening to music… Favorite artists are Drake and J. Cole… Son of Sheldon Edwards Sr. and Leticia Graham… Has six siblings – sisters Kham, Kiarra, Aaniyah, Jayden and brothers Joshua (14) and Elijah (10)... Favorite NBA player is Steph Curry, but he models his game after the likes of Devin Booker, Jayson Tatum and Bradley Beal. When he’s not playing basketball, the he spends much of his free time watching it.