Men's Basketball

JustinEdwards

  • position Guard
  • height 6-8
  • Weight 203
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Philadelphia

HIGH SCHOOL
Ranked as high as No. 3 overall by all three major recruiting services … MaxPreps Pennsylvania High School Player of the Year … 2023 McDonald’s All-American … USA Men’s Nike Hoop Summit Team member … Co-MVP of the Iverson Classic … Averaged 17.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game for nationally ranked Imhotep Charter … High school team won consecutive state titles … Scored 19 points and had seven boards in the championship game … Led Imhotep Charter to the Class 5A state title as a junior, averaging 18.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game … Helped Team Final advance to Peach Jam quarterfinals after shooting 39.5% from deep while averaging 15.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.

PERSONAL
Born Dec. 16 … Mother is Ebony Twiggs … Mother played college basketball at Cheyney University and had a pro career in Portugal … Mother was also named the MVP of the Philadelphia Public League championship game 23 years before her son was tabbed the MVP of the boys event … Has two siblings, Akira and Tymir … Lists his mother as his life’s greatest influence … Favorite food is mac and cheese … Favorite movie is Love and Basketball … A superpower he wishes he had is the ability to read minds … Lists Kevin Durant as his favorite player and Devin Booker as his favorite former Wildcat … Lists singing as an off the court talent … Chose Kentucky because it was his dream school.

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