David Edwards Biography – David Edwards Wiki
David Edwards is a former Texas A&M basketball guard. He played at Texas A&M from 1991-94 after transferring from Georgetown following his freshman year. He finished his career as the school record holder in assists with 602 and steals with 228. He averaged 13.5 points, 7.1 assists and 4.9 rebounds.
As a senior, Edwards helped lead Texas A&M to a berth in the National Invitation Tournament as he averaged 13.3 points per game and led the Southwest Conference with 265 assists. His 265 assists were third nationally behind Tony Miller (Marquette) and Jason Kidd (California).
David Edwards Death
David Edwards died on Monday, March 23, 2020, in his native New York City. Director of Athletics Ross Bjork said, “Anytime Aggies lose a member of the family, it hurts. Hearing from his friends this was coronavirus related really hits close to home.”
Former Texas A&M men’s basketball director of operations (1992-2002), Kevin Hurley, said: “David was one of the fiercest competitors I was ever around. He was an even better person off the court. He taught me a ton about competing in everything you do in life. He will be missed.”
Colin Killian, former Texas A&M men’s basketball communications director said: “David was an outstanding player who could do some incredible things with a basketball. But what I remember most is how he could light up a room with his smile and personality.”
Mike “Radar” Ricke, former Texas A&M men’s basketball trainer: “Dave was such a competitor. We beat VCU at their place in triple OT and Dave took an elbow to his head late in the game. He would not come out and after the game ended we ended up having to suture him. He was such an awesome passer, if you were on the floor you better be ready because he would fire a pass to you and it had some mustard on it.”
Dr. John Thornton, former Texas A&M basketball player, coach and athletics administrator, said: “Those that were in the stands will remember Dave as a fierce competitor, with over the top confidence that was contagious. Quite a personality that took stuffing a stat sheet to another level. He loved basketball and one of the best point guards we have had. More importantly, he was a person you loved to see coming because he was special and fun to be around.”
Lisa Branch, Texas A&M women’s basketball player (1993-96), said: “Incredible loss to the Aggie family. Dave and I used to compete for who would have the most assists each game between him and I. He taught me how to compete in everything, not just in basketball. He called me Half Pint because of my height; and I called him Half Pint because he wasn’t much taller than me. He will be missed.”
David Edwards Cause of Death
David Edwards’ cause of death was the novel coronavirus, according to former A&M guard Chuck Henderson. Henderson wrote on Facebook, “Never in a million years would I have even imagined my backcourt teammate would go before his time. I just got the news that Dave Edwards passed away. For those that have been praying for him, he is now in a better place. This coronavirus has hit me in the heart. We need to find a vaccine. Dave was one of the fiercest competitors and best point guards that I’ve ever met. Nearly unstoppable. Learned a how to become tough as nails competing against him everyday and shaking off adversity. Will also remember the 4 years we were together after you transferred from Georgetown to Texas A&M. RIP Dave Boogie!!!!”
David Edwards Height
David Edwards stood at a height of 5 feet 9 inches.