• Just the sixth Razorback to earn All-SEC honors as a freshman.
• Named to the All-SEC second team and SEC All-Freshman squad.
• Three-time SEC Freshman of the Week, equaling the program record.
• Set Arkansas freshman record for rebounds (230) and single-game points (35).
• Only freshman in the nation in 2013-14 with 50 blocks and 50 assists.
As A Freshman (2013-14)
Just the sixth Arkansas player to earn All-SEC (second team) honors as a freshman … also named to the SEC All-Freshman team and USBWA All-District VII team … finalist for the Kyle Macy National Freshman of the Year … only player to start all 34 games … second on the team in scoring (12.3) and first in rebounding (6.8) while ranking tied for seventh in the SEC on the glass … broke the Arkansas freshman record with 230 rebounds … also broke the freshman single-game scoring record with 35 points, including 29 of the team’s first 35, in a win over Alabama (Feb. 5), hitting 14-of-17 from the field with nine rebounds and six blocks … made field goals vs. Alabama tied the second-most in an SEC game at Arkansas while the blocks tied for the fifth-most … three-time SEC Freshman of the Week, equaling a league-high and a program record … closed the season with two straight double-doubles to finish with a team-best five … reached double figures 23 times, highlighted by doing so in a single half in 12 games (9 second half) … led the team in scoring seven times, on the glass in a team-high 16 games and both in the same contest on five occasions … grabbed a team-best 86 offensive rebounds, including at least one in 31 of 34 games … only freshman in the nation with 50 blocks and 50 assists, finishing sixth in the SEC in rejections (1.6) … blocked 35 of his 54 shots in SEC action, good for the sixth-best total in league play at Arkansas … second on the team with 35 steals and fifth with 50 assists … went for double figure points in nine straight non-conference games – the longest streak by a Razorback that season – while adding double-doubles against UT Martin (Dec. 19) and UTSA (Jan. 4) … only double-double in SEC play came in a win over Kentucky (Jan. 14) with 11 points and 10 rebounds … scored double figures in 10 of 18 SEC games and grabbed less than five rebounds just once … season-high 35-point night against Alabama capped a four-game stretch in which he averaged 21 points and 7.5 rebounds while shooting 32-of-48 from the field … broke the freshman rebound recording during a 13-board night against Indiana State (March 18) in the NIT first round … averaged 11 points and 11.5 rebounds over 25 minutes in two NIT contests.
Named the Gatorade Arkansas Boys Basketball Player of the Year … ranked as a top 16 recruit in the nation by ESPN.com, Scout.com and Rival.com … top-ranked player in the state of Arkansas in 2013, with an ESPN.com scout grade of 92 … named to USA Basketball National Junior Select Team for the 2013 Nike Hoop Summit at the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore. … first Arkansas signee since 2004, and the 13th overall, to play in the McDonald’s All-American game held at the United Center in Chicago … led the West squad to a 110-99 win as the team’s second-leading scorer with 12 points … completed the trifecta of national appearances by playing for the East squad in the Jordan Brand Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. … one of just eight players in the country to participate in the McDonald’s All-American game, Nike Hoops Summit and the Jordan Brand Classic in 2013 … four-time state champion at Hall High School … scored 1,093 points over his final two seasons … led Hall HS to a 26-5 record and a 6A State Championship as senior, averaging 20.4 points, 10.3 rebounds, 3.8 blocks and 2.1 assists per game … named the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Player of the Year … posted 26 double-doubles and reached the 20-point plateau 15 times … had one triple-double of 15 points, 15 rebounds and 10 blocks against Mills University Studies … won a 7A State Championship as a junior … averaged 16.0 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game … scored 20+ points 10 times and 17 double-doubles … named to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-State first team … led the Arkansas Wings Elite to the AAU National Championship in the summer of 2012, playing alongside fellow freshmen Moses Kingsley and Manuale Watkins.
Born on February 10, 1995 … son of Tina Edwards … has three younger brothers: Jarod, Jared and Jamaal … mother played basketball at Hines Community College and signed to play at Jackson State … uncle Anthony Hicks played basketball at Missouri State … dietetics and nutrition major.
Points: 35 vs. Alabama (Feb. 5, 2014)
Field Goals: 14 vs. Alabama (Feb. 5, 2014)
Field Goals Attempted: 17 vs. Alabama (Feb. 5, 2014)
Three-Pointers: 1, 9x, last at Alabama (March 8, 2014)
Three-Pointers Attempted: 3 vs. Louisiana (Nov. 15, 2013)
Free Throws: 8 at Alabama (March 8, 2014)
Free Throws Attempted: 10 at Alabama (March 8, 2014)
Rebounds: 13 vs. Indiana State (March 18, 2014)
Offensive Rebounds: 6 vs. Savannah State (Dec. 12, 2013)
Defensive Rebounds: 8, 2x, last vs. Indiana State (March 18, 2014)
Assists: 5 vs. Ole Miss (March 5, 2014)
Steals: 5 at LSU (Feb. 1, 2014)
Blocks: 6 vs. Alabama (Feb. 5, 2014)
Minutes: 35 vs. LSU (Feb. 15)
Superlative Stats (34 Games)
Double Figure Points: 23
20+ Points: 1
Team Leader in Scoring: 7
Team Leader in Rebounding: 16
Team Leader in Assists: 5
5+Field Goals: 18
Games with a Three-Pointer: 9
7+ Rebounds: 19
Double Figure Rebounds: 5
Games with an Offensive Rebound: 31
Multi-Offensive Rebounds: 25
3+ Offensive Rebounds: 19
4+ Offensive Rebounds: 6
5+ Offensive Rebounds: 4
Games with a Steal: 19
3+ Steals: 4
Games with a Block: 26
3+ Blocks: 7
30+ Minutes: 12