March 23, 2019
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Former UMaine basketball star Justin Edwards visits Kansas State

Steve McLaughlin | BDN
Steve McLaughlin | BDN
Maine's leading scorer Justin Edwards dunks for two of his 18 points in the second half of the America East quarter-final action from SEFCU Arena. Edwards, looking to transfer, recently visited Kansas State.

With two recruits on campus, this is shaping up to be an important weekend for the Kansas State basketball team. The Wildcats have two available scholarships remaining, and are using them to target Justin Edwards and Tanner Lancona.

Both players have re-emerged on the recruiting scene recently.

Edwards, a 6-foot-3 wing from Canada, decided to transfer from Maine in March in hopes of finishing his college career at a higher level. He averaged 16.7 points and 5.2 rebounds as a sophomore with Maine and is now receiving interest from K-State, Creighton, Iowa State, St. Louis and several other programs. CBS Sports reported that Edwards began his official visit at K-State on Thursday. He has also visited Iowa State and Creighton. Edwards told this week that he will take his time deciding on a transfer destination and may continue taking visits.

“I’m not trying to rush into anything yet,” Edwards told the site.

Edwards will have to sit out a year wherever he transfers, but could help K-State during the 2014-15 season. With four high school seniors signed and another committed, the Wildcats would welcome the added experience of a transfer.

They would also welcome a big man who can play next year. That’s where Lancona, a 6-foot-9 power forward from California, comes in.

Lancona originally signed with Washington State, but was released from his scholarship for what the school described as a “mutual decision.” He has since received interest from K-State, Colorado State, St. Louis and BYU. He has visited St. Louis and Colorado State within the last week, and will tour K-State this weekend.

Distributed by MCT Information Services


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