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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

11/16/2017

Southern Miss vs. Michigan

NCAA Basketball: Southern Miss vs. Michigan

02/23/2017

USATSI Gallery - Southern Miss @ Rice

USATSI Gallery - Southern Miss @ Rice

02/04/2017

Southern Miss vs. Western Kentucky

Feb. 4, 2017

01/21/2017

Men's Basketball vs Rice

Men's Basketball vs Rice

01/21/2017

USATSI Gallery - Rice @ Southern Miss

USATSI Gallery - Rice @ Southern Miss

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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