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Cortez Edwards
Cortez  Edwards

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Kissimmee, Fla.

High School:
Osceola HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 180

Position:
Guard

Experience:
2L

03/08/2017

Southern Miss Drops 86-75 Decision to Rice

Quinton Campbell led the team with 23 points in loss to the Owls.

01/21/2017

Southern Miss Falls Late to Rice, 61-58

01/12/2017

Southern Miss Edged by Old Dominion, 54-50

Golden Eagle defense continues to shine

01/01/2017

Southern Miss Falls to LA Tech after Back-and-Forth Second Half

Both teams combined to shoot 60 percent over final 20 minutes

12/22/2016

Southern Miss Drops 66-51 Decision to San Diego State

Watts and Edwards combined for 27 points

02/10/2018

Men's Basketball vs Charlotte

Men's Basketball vs Charlotte

01/20/2018

Men's Basketball vs North Texas

Men's Basketball vs North Texas

12/21/2017

Southern Miss vs. Florida State (USATSI)

Photos from Southern Miss men's basketball vs. Florida State - Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

12/10/2017

Men's Basketball vs Troy

Men's Basketball vs Troy

12/03/2017

Men's Basketball vs Rust

Men's Basketball vs Rust

2017-18 (Junior): Produced one of the more impressive single seasons in recent memory, helping the Golden Eagles to their seven-win improvement from the previous year and most victories since 2011-12 ... His 71 steals set a new single-season school record, as well as his 1,219 minutes played ... Also the team's leading scorer (16.6 ppg) and shooter (49.8 percent), and his 566 overall points are the most in program history since Gary Flowers in the 2010-11 campaign ... Scored 20 points in 10 different games ... Named to the C-USA All-Tournament Team after averaging 27.3 ppg, including 23 in the quarterfinal upset win of No. 1 Middle Tennessee ... In that contest, he also knocked down five of his six deep attempts (finished with 25 three-point makes on the year) ... Scored a career-high 30 in the semifinal against Marshall, the first-such game by a Golden Eagle since Kourtlin Jackson in the 2016 finale at Marshall ... Tied a previous-career high of 29 points in the tournament opener versus FIU, and with his 21 points in the regular-season finale win against LA Tech, became the first for Southern Miss to have four consecutive 20-point games since Chip Armelin in Feb. 2015 ... Was third in C-USA play with 2.2 steals per game and eighth in minutes (36.3 mpg) ... Scored in double-figures 30 out of 34 games ... Registered double-digit rebounds in five games, four of which coming against C-USA foes ... Dished out a career-high 10 assists in a Jan. 18 win over Rice to go with 13 points ... Also added six steals in that game, the most by a Golden Eagle since Khari Price in Feb. 2016 ... Recorded 22 points on 9-for-17 shooting versus Mississippi State, including a one-handed dunk late on a backdoor cut ... Played fewer than 32 minutes just twice all season (SUNO and Blue Mountain) ... Had four or more offensive rebounds against Marshall, UTEP, WKU, William Carey and Rust.

2016-17 (Sophomore): Started the final 22 games of the year, playing in all 31 ... Led the team in field goal percentage (45.6 percent), assists (113), blocks (16) and steals (45) ... Was second-leading scorer at 11.0 ppg ... Averaged 35.9 mpg in C-USA play, ranking fifth ... Was also sixth in assist-turnover ratio (2.0) and fifth in steals (1.7 pg), while his 3.9 assist average ranked eighth ... Had a then-career-high 21 points on 8-for-13 shooting (3-for-4 deep) at league champ Middle Tennessee, the second of four straight double-digit scoring performances ... Posted a career-high 26 points in home finale versus FAU to go with 11 rebounds, his second consecutive double-double after having 16 and 10 versus FIU ... In that FAU game, he had career-highs of seven offensive rebounds, 11 field goals and 17 attempts ... First-ever one of those was in Southern Miss' first C-USA win over UTSA (13 points, 13 rebounds) ... Also had 11 rebounds and eight assists in the return game at UTSA, the highest-such combo by a Golden Eagle since Jonathan Mills and Neil Watson in 2013 ... Tied his career-high with eight assists in the season finale versus Rice ... Began the season with a career-high three blocks against Tougaloo.

2015-16 (Freshman): Played in every game and also started at Tulane ... Scored a career-high six points twice, both on the road (FAU, UTEP) ... Was perfect on free-throws until his last attempt of the year (91.7 percent) ... Sported 44 assists to just 27 turnovers, including five dishes each against William Carey and UTSA ... Also had four in the win over Old Dominion ... Committed no turnovers in the final eight games (119 minutes).

High School: Played guard at Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Fla. ... Helped the Kowboys to 61 victories in four seasons ... Led OHS to back-to-back Division Championships as a junior and senior ... Helped the Kowboys to a Regional Championship and a trip to the State Finals as a senior ... Named First Team All-District as a junior, while earning First Team All-State, All-District, All-Area, All-Region and All-Metro accolades as a senior ... Voted to the Fabe All-Star Team and the Great Florida Shootout All-Tournament team.

Personal: Full name is Cortez Lamar Edwards ... Son of Lekesa Simmons and Cortez Edwards ... Has two brothers, Torrance McMillin and Edtwain Blach, and one sister, Cortisa Edwards ... Born on May 1, 1997 in Kissimee, Fla. ... Undeclared major.

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