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Maximus Edwards transfers to A-10 champion Duquesne

James Schaap | Staff Photographer
Redshirt sophomore Max Edwards in a game against Rhode Island in February.

Former men’s basketball guard Maximus Edwards committed to Duquesne University, he announced last week on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Edwards departs the District following two seasons under Head Coach Chris Caputo to suit up as a Duquesne Duke, marking his third school of his collegiate basketball career. Edwards joins the Dukes after their Atlantic 10 Championship victory this past season, defeating VCU 57-51 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on March 17.

The Revs played the Dukes this past season in March and Edwards shot 40 percent from the field and earned 12 out of 65 points, but the Revs narrowly lost 65-67. GW last beat Duquesne in a triple overtime matchup during the 2021-22 season, ultimately winning 98-93 in the Smith Center. GW’s program record against the Dukes is 21-14.

Duquesne aims to enter a new era after promoting associate head coach Dru Joyce to head coach. He has coached the Dukes since May of 2022. After seven seasons, former Duquesne Head Coach Keith Dambrot, who coached LeBron James in high school, announced his retirement March 18, the day after the Dukes won the A-10 Tournament.

Edwards marks the sixth addition to Joyce’s 2024-25 roster and is the only incoming transfer from another A-10 school. Six players from the Dukes’ NCAA Tournament team will return for the next season but will lack 2023-24 A-10 All-Conference Second Team duo seniors Dae Dae Grant and Jimmy Clark III.

The Dukes upset sixth-seeded Brigham Young University with a final score of 71-67 in March Madness a week after the A-10 Tournament. The Dukes’ title hopes would end two days later, when they fell to third-seeded Illinois 89-63.

Edwards entered the transfer portal March 18, just days after the Revs fell to the LaSalle in the A-10 Tournament and ended the 2023-24 season ranked last in the conference. Prior to his two seasons at GW, Edwards redshirted his freshman season at Kansas State.

Edwards, the 2022-23 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year, averaged 12.4 points per game this past season, up from 10.8 points per game in the 2022-23 season. After starting in 23 of the Revolutionaries’ first 24 games in the 2023-24 season, Edwards came off the bench in the team’s final seven games after taking time off to heal a midseason injury. He later returned to compete in the A-10 Tournament, playing 30 minutes against La Salle in the 61-60 first-round defeat and notching 10 points and nine rebounds for the Revs.

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