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Tuesday / June 25.
  • Seton Hall’s Fuquan Edwin to Play With Spurs’ D-League Team (UPDATED)

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    FuquanFormer Seton Hall wing Fuquan Edwin will play with the San Antonio Spurs’ D-League affiliate in Austin after getting waived on Saturday.

    “I’m going to fly out there next week and I’m going to be on their D-League team,” the 6-foot-6 Edwin told SNY.tv by phone Saturday from his home in Paterson, N.J. “Their main focus is still developing me, getting my shot down and me just working to try to get a few call-ups during the year.

    “That’s my goal, to work hard, get better and get called up.”

    Edwin was with the Spurs for two days and said the team wanted to retain his rights and work with him to improve.

    “They were telling me they feel I have some talent and they believe in me and they thought for now I should be on the D-League team and get a couple calls up,” he said.

    Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard told SNY.tv: “It’s a great opportunity for him. He will get to play and learn the pro game. He will take advantage of this great opportunity.”

    Edwin became for a day the first former Pirate to sign an NBA contract out of college since Andre Barrett signed with the Houston Rockets in 2004. 

    Edwin was named the 2014 BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year after leading the conference in steals for the second time in the last three seasons. The 6-foot-6, 215 pound guard became only the second player in Seton Hall history to earn the prestigious honor. Edwin ranked fifth in the nation, averaging 2.66 steals per contest, going along with a 15.8 scoring average against BIG EAST competition.

    The All-BIG EAST Second Team selection broke Seton Hall’s career steals record (295) which stood for over 30-years. Edwin also graduated in seventh place all-time on the BIG EAST’s career steals list with 153 against league opponents.

    Edwin finished his career 12th on Seton Hall’s scoring list with 1,633 points and 10th with 172 three-point field goals. He is only the seventh player in Pirate history with over 1,500-points and 600-rebounds, joining an elite group which includes Pirate greats Walter Dukes (1950-53), Nick Werkman (1961-64), Ken House (1969-72), Andre McCloud (1982-86), Mark Bryant (1984-88) and Arturas Karnisovas (1990-94).

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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