In 31 regular season games for Rio Grande Valley, he averaged 9.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.2 assists. In their five playoff games he averaged 7.6 per game.
After high school, Edwards played four seasons with the Purdue Boilermakers. The 6-foot-7 forward scored 1,638 points in four seasons at Purdue. He made the All-Big Ten second team as a senior, averaging 14.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists. He shot 47.6 percent from the field and made 39.8 percent of his 3-pointers.
He was selected by the Houston Rockets with the 22nd pick of the second round of the NBA Draft last year. He was the 52nd overall pick. The Utah Jazz traded the pick to the Rockets.