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Ariel Edwards #23 Forward

Ariel Edwards

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Background

College
During her Senior year (2013-2014), started in all 32 games for Penn State, Averaged 15.6 points per game, 5.7 rebounds per game and shot 45.2 percent from the field… Earned her first career All-Big Ten honor with a placement on the All-Big Ten first team by both the coaches and media… She is the 13th player in school history to earn all-conference first team honors… Jumped her scoring production by nearly eight points per game in her senior season, finishing seventh in the Big Ten… Four double-doubles… Eight 20-point performances… Became the 36th member of the program’s 1,000 point club with 17 points against Wichita State (3/23)… During her Junior year (2012-2013), played in 32 games… Averaged 7.9 points per game, 3.1 rebounds per game, shot 46.4 percent from the field and shot 50.0 percent from the three… Was 11-for-16 from the field en route to a career-high 24 points, including 19 tallies in the first half, against Detroit (11/23)… Academic All-Big Ten selection… During her Sophomore year (2011-2012), played in 29 games… Averaged 7.0 points per game, 4.3 rebounds per game and shot 42.9 from the field… Academic All-Big Ten selection… Shared the team’s Most Improved Player Award with Talia East… Set then-personal bests in points (202), rebounds (125), assists (32), steals (22) and blocks (5)… Posted her first career double-double with personal bests of 17 points and 11 rebounds in the win over Iowa (1/22)… During her Freshman year (2010-2011), played in 33 games for Penn State… Averaged 2.9 points per game, 1.8 rebounds per game and shot 40.9 percent form the three… Earned the team’s Academic Achievement Award.

Personal

Born May 19, 1992 in Syosset, New York… Parents are Everton and Tulia Edwards… Has one brother, Johnathan, and one sister, Christie… Brother, Johnathan, played basketball at Radford University… Cousin, Winston Blake Jr., was a 1,000-point scorer at Northwestern… Majored in health policy and administration… Accounted for 17.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game as she led Christ the King to a 26-5 record and a New York State Federation Class AA title… Selected to the WBCA High School All-America team… Earned first team All-State accolades as a senior… Chosen as the New York Post All-Queens Girls Basketball Player of the Year… McDonald’s All-American nominee.

Career Transactions

Signed as a free agent with the Tulsa Shock on April 21, 2014.