Word getting around about UMaine freshman Edwards

The season is only a month old, but already word is getting around about Justin Edwards.
The freshman guard is off to an impressive start for coach Ted Woodward’s University of Maine men’s basketball team.
Edwards has made a speedy transition to the Division I game. He is averaging 17.9 points per game, which ranks fourth in America East.
He also ranks 10th in rebounding (5.9 per game) and first in steals (3.1). Edwards is fifth in field-goal percentage (.596, 50-for-95), fourth in free-throw percentage (.864, 19-for-22), and is tied for third in blocked shots (1.1).
Edwards was mentioned in a recent section of the Eye on College Basketball blog on CBSSports.com.
Jeff Borzello’s blog on the men’s Division I basketball Freshman of the Year rankings posted recently lists UMaine’s Edwards at No. 10.
“We might use this spot to highlight under-the-radar guys,” it read next to the mention of Edwards, which came prior to the Black Bears’ games at Notre Dame and San Diego.
Checking in at No. 1 on the list was Anthony Davis of Kentucky. All except for Edwards hail from high-level Division I programs.
Edwards, who hails from Whitby, Ontario, is coming off his least productive performance thus far. He contributed four points, four rebounds, two assists and three steals in 27 minutes Saturday in UMaine’s 77-63 loss at San Diego.
Edwards, who already has three America East Rookie of the Week awards to his credit, has been a dynamic player for the 3-4 Bears, who return to action Monday against Utah Valley at Memorial Gym in Orono.

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Pete is a Bangor native who graduated from Bangor High School, Class of 1980. He earned a B.S. in Journalism (Advertising) from the University of Maine in 1986. He has been a full-time member of the Bangor Daily News Sports staff since 1984. Pete lives in Bangor with his wife of 35 years, Annia. They have two adult sons, Will and Paul. Pete is fluent in Spanish and enjoys visiting his in-laws and friends in Costa Rica. His hobbies including hunting, fishing and listening to jazz.