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ASU Basketball: Sun Devils land Cleveland State guard Rob Edwards

The transfer will provide crucial depth in ASU’s backcourt

NCAA Basketball: Cleveland State at Purdue Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Per a report by ESPN Insider Jeff Goodman, Cleveland State guard Rob Edwards completed his transfer to Arizona State on Saturday.

In his 2016-2017 campaign, the sophomore guard from Detroit, Mich., averaged 16.5 points, shooting 41 percent from the field and 35.4 percent from three.

Edwards’ most impressive game last season came against Kentucky in Lexington during November, a performance in which he scored 28 points against a Wildcats team ranked top-10 in defensive efficiency, per KenPom.

The former member of the Horizon League All-Freshman team will join a program loaded with players at the guard position, but lacking a distinct vision for the future.

Of the nine guards, five on the roster will be seniors next season. The other four—sophomores Romaine Jackson, Grant Fogerty and Chis Odinonu—alongside incoming freshman Remy Martin, have yet to an impact on the program or warrant serious consideration for playing time, which leaves the door open for Edwards, a proven scorer.