Kings invite Vince Edwards to training camp



The Sacramento Kings continue to fill out their training camp roster with the addition of free-agent small forward Vince Edwards to the squad via an Exhibit 10 contract.


Originally drafted by the Utah Jazz in 2018 with the 52nd overall pick and then traded to the Rockets for cash, the 6-8 Perdue standout briefly saw action in two games with Houston during his rookie campaign averaging 1.5 points and 1.0 rebounds.


In 13 starts for the Oklahoma City Blue of the G-League last season, Edwards averaged 11 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists on 41 percent shooting from deep. His perimeter defense and high basketball IQ has been noted by all coaches who have worked with him throughout his career.


College


Edwards was named second-team All-Big Ten after averaging 14.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 2.9 assists in his final year at Perdue. He shot nearly 40 percent from three-point range and was a deadeye 84 percent shooter from the line.


He joined Michigan State's Denzel Valentine and Tulane's Jerald Honeycutt as the only three players in the last 25 years to finish their college careers with at least 1,600 points, 750 rebounds, 400 assists and 170 three-pointers.


"He sort of can do it all,'' then Houston GM Daryl Morey said following the 2018 NBA Draft. "He can defend multiple positions. He really fits our style of play ... one thing unique about him is he can handle the ball and pass at his size and he's already an accomplished shooter.''


New Kings general manager Monte McNair is likely very familiar with Edwards during their time together in Houston and the hope is that Vince can bring his size and skills to a position of need for Sacramento. We'll know soon enough as the 2020-21 NBA season is less than four weeks away.



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