USC Women Welcome Sadie Edwards As Transfer From UConn|
Jan. 6, 2015
USC women's basketball welcomes a standout new Trojan with the addition of Sadie Edwards to the program for this coming semester. Edwards transfers to Troy from UConn and will begin her studies at USC when the semester starts next week (Jan. 12).
"We are extremely excited to introduce Sadie Edwards as the newest member of the Trojan family," USC head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke said. "Above all else, Sadie is a winner. She was a big part of two high school state championships, she has competed for the highly competitive Nike EYBL Philly Belles club program, and has also competed for USA Basketball. As a player, Sadie has great size and length and can play either backcourt position. Sadie has a versatile skill set, and a hunger to help us reach our championship goals. She is a bright young woman and an excellent student that we expect to impact our team from day one. She'll be practicing and training with us immediately, and we are so excited to have her."
Edwards appeared in six games for the Huskies to start her freshman season. A product of Blair Academy in New Jersey, Edwards hails from Meridan, Conn. The 5-10 guard scored five points, had two rebounds, one assist and one steal in averaging 4.8 minutes per game in her six appearances at UConn. As a junior at Blair Academy, Edwards was named the Newark Star Ledger Prep Player of the Year in helping the team to a third consecutive New Jersey Prep A State Title.
"I choose USC because I think it's an ideal fit academically and athletically for me," Edwards said of her decision to join the Women of Troy. "During my visit, my father and I felt at home, which is very important to me since I'll be so far away from my family. I really enjoyed getting to know Coach Cooper, who is a legend and who I know I will learn a ton from. She made me feel at home. I also really liked the girls on the team. They were down to earth, funny, and genuine. I think that it's a great group that I can fit in well with on and off the court. I am looking forward to -- and plan on taking advantage of -- all the opportunities that come along with being a student-athlete at USC."