By John Miller, 03/30/21 2:25 PM
ROSSTON – Tuesday was a day of celebration at Nevada High School as Kobe Edwards signed a letter of intent to play basketball at SAU-Tech in Camden the next two years.
Edwards will be trading in the Blue and Silver of the Blue Jays for the Blue and Yellow of the Rockets. The son of Rebecca Edwards and Robert Jones said he wants to be an electrical engineer, and plans on going further into basketball after graduating from SAU-Tech in two years.
Rick McAfee, Nevada superintendent, called the signing a great thing as it gave the school a chance to celebrate. He said Edwards is a good person and he’s proud of the young man’s accomplishments.
Jason Morrison, chancellor at SAU-Tech, welcomed Edwards to the Rocket family, saying he’ll be a welcome addition. He encouraged other students at Nevada to consider attending SAU-Tech when they graduate.
Marty Levinson, head coach of the Rockets, said he was sold on Edwards the first time he saw him, moreso after Edwards went to Camden and worked out for him.
In 18 games this season, Edwards shot 58.385 percent from the field and 69.444 percent from the free-throw line. He scored a total of 213 points with 69 rebounds and 16 assists. He also had 22 steals on the year and blocked 25 shots. He averaged 11.8 points per game, 3.83 rebounds per game, and 1.38 blocks per outing.