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May 4, 2013

Maine transfer Justin Edwards picks K-State

Maine transfer Justin Edwards arrived at Kansas State for an official visit on Thursday. He committed to the Wildcats on Saturday.

That’s how quickly Edwards was sold on the idea of finishing his college basketball career at K-State, according to a source with knowledge of Edwards’ decision.

Edwards, a 6-foot-3 wing who averaged 16.7 points and 5.2 rebounds as a sophomore with Maine, should provide key scoring for K-State during the 2014-15 season. He will have to sit out a year, because of NCAA transfer rules, but will have two years of eligibility remaining after that. Edwards was considered one of the better transfers on the market. He chose to transfer from Maine in order to play in a more prestigious conference as an upperclassman.

Edwards, originally from Canada, was a second-team all-conference guard last season, and hopes to add experience, size and scoring to K-State’s lineup. He also received interest from Creighton, Iowa State and a handful of other programs.

Here is a story about Edwards’ decision to transfer. Playing at a higher level was something he always wanted to try.

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