COVID-19 claims life of former Aggie guard David Edwards

David Edwards

After transferring from Georgetown, Edwards became a star with the Aggies, averaging 13.5 points, 7.1 assists and 4.9 rebounds in 85 games.

Some of his former teammates posted on social media that Edwards had been in intensive care fighting the virus before his death.

He was quoted as saying, "Never in a million years would I have even imagined my backcourt teammate would go before his time".

A Texas A&M official confirmed the report to the Dallas Morning News. "For those that have been praying for him, he is now in a better place", Henderson wrote on Facebook.

A former NY university basketball player has died from complications from the coronavirus, according to a report. As a senior, Edwards led the Southwest Conference with 265 assists as the Aggies went 19-11, finished 10-4 in SWC play, and reached the NIT Tournament.

Edwards wasn't the only former college basketball player to have his death due to coronavirus reported either, as Lee Green - who played for St. Johns during the same time as Edwards's career - also reportedly died.

Texas A&M teammate Charles Henderson announced the news of his death Monday, saying "the coronavirus touched my heart". It was not believed that Green had any underlying health issues.

"He was our defensive lockdown guy", St. John's head trainer Ron Linfonte told the newspaper.

David Edwards played for Texas A&M from 1991 to 1994. According to the Post, Green was a Parade All-American in high school. "He could score if he needed to". He played for St John's before becoming a police officer on Brooklyn. He reportedly contracted the virus at an event he was working as a DJ. He is one of only six players in Division I history to achieve such a feat.



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