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#12 Bill Edwards
Position: Forward
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 245
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Middletown, Ohio
High School: Middletown
Other College: Penn State
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2013-14: Played in 12 games … sat out first 12 games of the season, following a season-ending knee injury against James Madison on 11/24/12 … out for the final seven games of the season, five of which were due to a leg injury not related to his earlier knee injury … poured in a career-high 24 points in his first game back vs. Western Michigan (1/11) … was 8-of-15 from the field, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range, and 4-for-4 from the free-throw line against the Broncos … also tallied five rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot in 24 minutes of action against WMU … scored a team-high-tying 19 points at Ohio (2/8) … hit three 3-pointers against the Bobcats … also scored in double figures against Central Michigan (1/22) with 13 points … averaged 7.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.2 apg in 18.7 mpg. 

2012-13: Played in five games, making four starts … suffered a season-ending knee injury against James Madison (11/24) … scored 17 points against William & Mary (11/21) while grabbing four rebounds … also reached double figures in scoring against Grambling State (11/13) when he scored 11 points … had seven points and three rebounds against Louisville (11/18).

2011-12: Played in seven games, making four starts ... sat out the rest of the season with a right wrist injury ... made first career start at Xavier and poured in 21 points, including four 3-pointers to lead all players ... also led all players with eight rebounds in 40 minutes of action ... posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in his Miami debut against Dayton (11/15) ... added three assists and two blocked shots in 42 minutes of action ... amassed 12 rebounds and four blocked shots at Southeast Missouri (11/26).

2010-11: Sat out the season due to NCAA transfer guidelines.

PRIOR TO MIAMI: Spent one season at Penn State ... played in 26 of the Nittany Lions' 31 games, making five starts during his freshman campaign ... averaged 4.2 ppg and 3.3 rpg while playing an average of 16.0 minutes per game ... a strong free-throw shooter, knocked down 21 of his 26 attempts (.808) ... also tallied 26 assists, 12 steals and six blocked shots on the season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Tabbed the Ohio Senior Player of the Year in 2009 ... a first-team all-state selection ... averaged 17.4 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 4.8 apg and 1.7 spg at Middletown High School as a senior ... twice named the Middletown Journal Player of the Year, District 15 Player of the Year and the Greater Miami Conference Co-Player of the Year ...also tabbed the Cincinnati High School Basketball Hall of Fame Co-Player of the Year and Middletown High School's Offensive Player of the Year as a senior ... a two-time first-team all-district, first-team all-city and all-Southwest Ohio pick ... nominated as a McDonald's All-American ... finished as the seventh all-time leading scorer at Middletown, amassing 1,129 career points ... led Middletown to a 19-3 record as a senior in 2008-09 and ended the season as the No. 3-ranked team in Ohio Division I ... a four-year starter for the Middies, serving as team captain three seasons.

PERSONAL: Born July 1991 ... given name is William ... son of Bill Edwards, Sr. and Glennetta Patton ... both parents played basketball in college ... father played for Wright State before playing professionally for 12 seasons in Europe ... is Wright State's all-time leading scorer and played briefly with the Philadelphia 76ers ... also earned a bronze medal playing for the United States in the 1998 FIBA World Championships ... mother played for Sinclair Community College ... uncle, Thomas Hamner, was a running back at Minnesota and was a sixth-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles ... coaches an AAU basketball team ... major is sports studies.