Thursday, July 28, 2011

Edwards twins leave UVa. for East Carolina

Britny and Whitny Edwards, daughters of ex-East Carolina and NBA star Blue Edwards, have transferred from Virginia to East Carolina and will apparently be eligible to play in the 2011-12 season.

From the East Carolina release:

The twins join ECU after playing for the University of Virginia. Both will be immediately eligible to compete for the Pirates after graduating from the Charlottesville-based institution in just three years. Whitny has one year of eligibility remaining while Britny owns two seasons due to redshirting the 2010-11 campaign.

"Britny and Whitny come to us from a family that is very familiar with ECU and the pride we take in our athletic teams," East Carolina coach Heather Macy said. "These two are not only talented basketball players, but student-athletes with character, passion and drive. We love their experience level as they will bring maturity to our team."

Whitny Edwards averaged 6.6 points and 2.9 rebounds in 35 games (9 starts) for the Cavaliers last season. Britny appeared in 43 games over her first two seasons for Virginia.

Blue Edwards finished sixth in the nation in scoring (26.7 ppg) for East Carolina in 1988-89 and is a member of the school's athletics hall of fame. He was a first-round draft pick by the NBA's Utah Jazz in 1989.

The addition of the Edwards twins adds to an interesting roster of transfers assembled at ECU. The team also includes guard Kyani White, who transferred from Virginia Tech after her freshman season, and Kristine Mial, who started out at James Madison before transferring to - and lighting it up at - Frederick Community College.

In other Virginia news, Bethany Dannelly, the Cavaliers assistant director of operations and video coordinator last season, is now an assistant coach at Colby College.

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