#14 Jesse Edwards
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6'11" 230 lbs Center
HS: IMG Academy Bradenton, FL
HS: Canarios Basketball Academy Spanish Canary Islands
Born: 3/2000 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3Pt 3PA % Asst Reb DReb OReb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
2019-20 Fr C 21 0 146 19 24
79.2%
12 19
63.2%
0 0
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0 35 24 11 21 0 6 4 10 50 2.4 0.0 1.7
2020-21 So C 18 0 160 12 26
46.2%
10 14
71.4%
0 0
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0 47 31 16 30 1 6 6 8 34 1.9 0.0 2.6
2021-22 Jr C 24 24 668 114 165
69.1%
61 102
59.8%
0 0
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25 156 97 59 90 11 30 27 66 289 12.0 1.0 6.5
2022-23 Sr C - - - - -
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Career    
63
24
974
145
215
67.4%
83
135
61.5%
0
0
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25
238
153
86
141
12
42
37
84
373
5.9
0.4
3.8

Jesse Edwards is a center for Syracuse basketball.

Jesse Edwards Syracuse Basketball

Edwards would see limited playing time his freshman season. He would show flashes of athleticism on the offensive end of the court, but overall struggled to play the physical level necessary.

Edwards would not see much playing time early in his sophomore season. His first game of note was against Miami where he played 23 minutes with 7 points and 6 rebounds. Edwards breaktrough game was in a loss to Georgia Tech on Feb 27th. He was far more active in the defensive flow, and scored 7 points with 8 rebounds. Edwards would remain part of the regular rotation for the last eight games of the season, giving Marek Dolezaj a break at the center position, and giving the zone defense a much different look.

Edwards made significant strides into his junior season. Defensively he was an effective shot blocker, with a season high seven blocks against Miami. He used to quickness to be quite effective at blocking perimeter shots. He still had difficulty boxing players out with his slim build but he did an admirable job of anchoring the zone defense. He also struggled a lot with fouls, often finding playing time limited because of foul trouble. He managed to foul out of 11 of the 24 games he played.

Offensively he made great strides throughout the season. He became very adept at the pick-and-roll, and was explosive to the hoop when he got the ball. He scored just over 69% of the time from the floor, and was becoming a important cog in the offense as the season progressed. He had a season high 22 points against Miami, and a season high 12 rebounds against Florida State. He demonstrated the ability to kick the ball back out to open shooters to give them good looks for perimeter shots. His season would unfortunately end early when he broke his wrist in the Boston College game.

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