Jesse Edwards impresses at NBA G League Elite Camp, earns callup to NBA Draft Combine

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A former West Virginia men's basketball player is getting a big opportunity after impressing at the NBA G-League Elite Camp.

To close an already eventful day where he scored 8 points and tallied 10 rebounds, four assists, and two blocks during his final game at the camp, former Mountaineer center Jesse Edwards was amongst a handful of players to earn a callup from the camp to the NBA Draft Combine. The news was first broke by Jonathan Givony of ESPN and DraftExpress.

Edwards spent one season in Morgantown following a stint at Syracuse, and he averaged 15 points and 8 rebounds over 23 games during a senior season that was shortened halfway through the campaign by an injury which sidelined him for a month.

Edwards had some draft buzz surrounding his name before his senior season which fell to the wayside following an injury-riddled campaign which also marked a historically bad season for WVU, but earned a trip to the NABC All-Star game in April to honor his tough individual play while healthy.

Edwards talked following his senior night against TCU, where he tallied a career-high 36 points, about how much he enjoyed his time at WVU and how he is able to use the adversity-filled season to his benefit as a player.

"It’s been crazy, but it's that -- all those adversities, you know, I've never learned as much," he said.

You can watch Edwards throw down a massive dunk during the G-League camp below, and stay tuned to HailWV for more career updates regarding Edwards.