LEGENDARY CANES QB STEVE WALSH TALKS ABOUT GETTING RECRUITED BY JIMMY JOHNSON, LEARNING FROM VINNY TESTAVERDE AND HELPING UM CAPTURE THE 1987 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ON THE BEHIND THE U PODCAST

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Steven Edwards

position

Guard/forward

Height

6-6

Weight

200 lbs.

Class

Senior

Hometown

Miami, FL

High School

Miami HS

At Miami

Will serve as a co-captain this year with Alex Fraser … Fourth year senior … Will become just the fifth player in school history to lead the ?Canes in scoring for three different seasons if he tops UM in points this year … Holds the UM record for most consecutive games with at least one three-point field goal made (currently at 32 entering the season) … Is UM’s career leader in three-point field goals made (200) and attempted (566) … is also among UM’s career leaders in assists (6th), steals (7th), three-point field goal percentage (9th), starts (9th), minutes played (10th) and scoring (19th) … His 82 consecutive games played (every game of his career) and 28 straight starts are the longest current streaks on the team … Has scored in double figures in 57 games and has hit at least one trey in 78 … Has scored 20 or more points nine times in his collegiate career.

As A Junior (1994-95) ??

Started all 28 games and led UM in scoring (12.8 ppg), field goal attempts (258), three-point field goals made (64) and attempted (195), free throws made (91) and attempted (118) and free throw percentage (.771) … Was second in field goals made (102) and minutes played (814) … Became just the 20th player in UM history to reach the 1,000 point plateau when he nailed a trey with 8:43 left vs. UConn (March 4)… registered UM’s only four-point play of the season in the UConn contest … Led the team in scoring 11 times.. ranked among the BIG EAST leaders in free throw percentage (4th), three-point field goals made per game (5th) and three-point field goal percentage (11th) in all games and fourth in both free throw percentage and treys made per game in league battles … Set UM BIG EAST single-game records in both free throws made (11) and attempted (16) in the ?Canes upset win at St. John’s (Jan. 11)… his steal with 7.4 seconds left and slam dunk three seconds later sealed UM’s 69-68 win over Boston College (Jan. 21) … Scored a season-high 25 points vs. Robert Morris (Nov. 30) … His six treys vs. Robert Morris tied his career-high and his ?13 attempts from behind the arch set a school record … Scored 20 or more points four times, including a 21-point effort at FAU (March 2) … ISREAL TOUR: Started all six games led the ?Canes in scoring (113 points, 18.8 ppg), field goals (35), three-point field goals (19), free throws made (24) and steals (13) … Selected to the All-Tournament team at the Bendel Tournament in Tiberius after averaging 27.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals during the two-day event (Aug. 12-13) … Against 1993-94 Israeli League champion Maccabi Tel Aviv (Aug. 12), he tallied a team-high 1u8 points … The following day he scored a game high 37 points (9-14 on 3-PT FGs) against Hapoel Jerusalem.

As A Sophomore (1993-94)

Appeared in all 27 games, but had his effectiveness and playing time reduced to just 22.7 minutes per contest due to a pre-season knee injury … With his mobility severely hampered he managed to average just 9.0 points per game … Led the squad with 57 three-point field goals and finished third in both defensive rebounds (70) and assists (66) … His totals of 57 three-point field goals attempted are both the fourth highest single-season totals in UM history … Led the team in scoring five times… 75 percent of his made field goals and 77 percent of his field goal attempts were three-pointers … Scored a season-high 18 points (also a team-high) on 6-11 shooting from three-point range against Seton Hall (Feb. 19).

As a Freshman (1992-93) ?

Saw action in all 27 games and made 25 starts … Led the ?Canes in scoring with an overall average of 15.9 ppg (sixth in the BIG EAST) and a 17.2 ppg average in conference play which ranked third in the league … Led the team in steals (56), field goal attempts (304), free throws made (97) and free throws attempted (140) and ranked second in? assists (104) and field goals made (127) … Named a unanimous selection to the BIG EAST All-Rookie-of-the-Week … Led all conference freshman in scoring, assists and steals … Scored in double figures and tallied at least on three-point field goal in 26 consecutive games, missing only the season-finale vs. Georgetown in the BIG EAST Tournament … Established UM single-season records in three-point field goals made (79) and attempted (207) … In conference play broke BIG EAST records for three-point field goals in a season by both a rookie and all players … Was UM’s leading scorer on 11 occasions and their leading rebounder three times … Had a career-high 10 rebounds vs. USC (Dec.27) … Tallied 19 points and a career-high nine assists against Georgetown (Jan. 2) … Set a career-high with 26 points (6-9 three pointers) vs. Pitt (Jan. 23) … Led UM with 24 points (5-10 treys) vs. Seton Hall (Feb. 23) … Scored 20 points in the season-finale vs. Villanova, including a perfect 10-10 from the line in UM’s 77-76 victory.

High School: Miami High School … Honored as Florida’s “Mr. Basketball” in his junior and senior years … Averaged 18.1 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists during his senior campaign … Junior year averages were 23.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 6.0 assists … Led Miami High to state 4-A titles in his sophomore and junior seasons and runner-up honors as a senior … Voted All-American by Street and Smith’s and Parade Magazines and was a McDonald’s All-American selection … Coached by Shakey Rodriguez.

?Personal: Majoring in business… Full name is Steven Edwards … Born March 1, 1973 … Parents are John Benny and Laura Mae Edwards … Older brother Doug, played at Florida State and was a first-round pick of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and is currently a member of the Vancouver Grizzlies … Younger brother, Allen, is a sophomore at Kentucky … Has been a member of the “Join a Team, Not a Gang” community service program sponsored by Metro-Dade Police and Florida Power & Light … Enjoys tennis, badminton, bowling and music.

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Steven Edwards
Year GP GS Min Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG 3A 3Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO B S Pts Avg
92-93 27 25 789 29.2 127 304 .418 79 207 .382 97 140 .693 32 59 91 3.4 68 0 104 84 7 56 105 3.9
93-94 27 11 613 22.7 76 213 .357 57 164 .357 34 56 .607 23 70 93 3.4 49 0 66 68 3 15 243 9.0
94-95 28 28 814 29.1 102 285 .358 64 195 .328 91 118 .771 52 73 125 4.5 56 0 62 68 15 31 359 12.8
TOTAL 82 64 2216 27.0 305 802 .380 200 566 .353 222 314 .707 107 202 309 3.8 173 0 232 102 25 220 1032 12.6