Middlebury

Edwards Playing Pro Ball In Germany

October 29, 2010

Tim Edwards, class of 2010, and former captain of the Middlebury men's basketball team has recently signed an agreement to play for the SB DJK Rosenheim Basketball Club in the city of Rosenheim, Germany. 

Edwards traveled to Germany in early September to begin preparing for the season which started on October 2nd.  SB DJK Rosenheim, which competes in the Regionaliga 2 in Germany, carries a team of 13 players including two foreign players. They currently are 4-1 and in a tie for second place in their division.

During his career at Middlebury, Edwards was a standout player who earned recognition on the conference and regional levels. After his senior season he was named to the D3Hoops.com All-Northeast Region third-team and the NESCAC All-Conference second-team. Edwards also earned the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year award in both his junior and season seasons.

Although he missed the first six games due to injury as a senior, Edwards, who averaged 8.6 points per game, led the league in steals (2.14), finished second in assists at 5.09 per game, while pulling down 7.1 rebounds, making him the only guard in the league to finish in the top 15 in rebounding. His efforts helped the Panthers establish themselves as one of the best defensive teams in the nation, leading the NCAA Division III in field goal percentage defense (36.7) and in blocks per game (7.6)

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Edwards ended his career at Middlebury as one of the best all-around players in school history, finishing as the school's all-time leader in steals with 194, also owning the single-season record with 62 in '08-'09. He finished fourth all-time in assists with 352.

With this opportunity, Edwards joins two other Middlebury basketball alums who have continued their playing careers overseas after graduation. All-American Ben Rudin '09 recently began his second year playing in Israel and Evan Thompson has been playing in Denmark since his graduation in 2007.