Marshall Player of the Week: Justin Edmonds

Position: Guard            Class: Junior             Hometown: Albion, Michigan

Edmonds scored a career-high 27 points on 9-11 FG, leading the Herd to victory over FAU Saturday night in its final home game of the season. Edmonds, who went 7-9 from the free throw line was aggressive attacking the basket throughout the game, and he also converted on both of 3-point attempts. Just two days earlier, Edmonds had another stellar home performance as he scored 19 points on 6-14 FG in a victory over FIU. Edmonds’ impressive week of scoring (23 PPG) raised his season average to 9.9 PPG which ranks third on the team. Edmonds is shooting 38.3 percent from the field and 34.9 percent from three this season where his 51 made threes ranks second on the team.

Edmonds scored a career-high 27 points Saturday.

Edmonds scored a career-high 27 points Saturday.

Edmonds is an aggressive wing scorer who can knockdown threes and attack the basket off the dribble. He has a reliable and confident stroke from beyond the arc, providing the Herd with an effective off-the-ball threat when necessary. Edmonds also acts as a secondary ball handler in the Marshall offense who can provide relief for starting point guard Aleksa Nikolic. One of the Edmonds’ greatest strengths is his ability to attack the rim in transition and as a wing penetrator in the half-court. At 6-foot-4, 220 pounds Edmonds has the size combined with outstanding body control to finish through contact. Edmonds is equally solid on the defensive side of the ball where he displays solid defensive technique as a man-to-man defender.

Head coach Dan D’Antoni on Edmonds: “He gives you another guy that can attack and get to the rim and do some things. He doesn’t have the same ‘pop’ that he used to, but he is getting to the rim. He is adjusting his game, and he is a much better 3-point shooter. He is strong and a tough-minded kid, and you got to like players like that.”

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