HUNTSVILLE – Sam Houston State men’s basketball coach Jason Hooten has announced the addition of Paris Junior College swingman Abrian Edwards to the Bearkat roster for the upcoming 2017-18 season.

Edwards, a 6-5 guard who played his prep ball at Pflugerville (TX) High School, averaged 15.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game for the Dragons as a sophomore in 2016-17 where he earned honorable mention all-Region XIV honors for head coach Bobby Taylor.

“We are ecstatic about the signing of Abrian,” Hooten said. “He brings great size and versatility to the guard spot, and can really defend multiple positions. Additionally, he has tremendous toughness with a great energy and desire to play the game. He is a gamer! We also feel like Abrian will give us a needed punch on the offensive end of the floor.”

Prior to joining the Dragons, Edwards played his freshman season at Richland College where he averaged 17 points and eight boards a game for the Thunderducks. Those numbers helped him earn first team all-region and all-conference honors, in addition to being named the league’s MVP.

He was a three-year varsity letter winner at Pflugerville HS, earning district MVP, first team all-district and Super Centex honors as a senior. He was also ranked in the top 20 by TexasRoundball.com and in the Texas Top 100 by TexasHoops.com