Greene Central hires "Blue" Edwards as new head basketball coach

Published: Jun. 8, 2018 at 5:50 PM EDT
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Snow Hill -- Theodore "Blue" Edwards played his high school basketball at Greene Central before a record breaking career at ECU followed by a ten-year career in the NBA.

Now, Blue is back in Snow Hill as Greene Central's new boy head basketball coach.

Edwards started his college career at Louisburg College in Louisburg, North Carolina where he played from 1984 to 1986. Louisburg College participates in Region X of the NJCAA. He also played for East Carolina University in 1986–87 and 1988–89. In 1988–89 Edwards recorded the most points in a single season for ECU (773) and finished sixth in the nation in scoring (26.7). Edwards also led the Colonial Athletic Association in scoring (26.7) and steals per game (1.6). Edwards recorded the second highest career scoring average (20.7) of any player to ever play at East Carolina. Edwards was suspended for the entire 1987–88 season along with several other people after being found guilty of breaking and entering.[1] In 1994 Edwards was selected to be a member of the East Carolina University Athletics Hall of Fame.

He was selected by the Utah Jazz with the 21st overall pick of the 1989 NBA draft out of East Carolina University and was a member of the 1990 NBA All-Rookie 2nd team.

He was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in 1992 and tied for scoring with Frank Brickowski for the Milwaukee Bucks during the 1992–93 season with 16.9 points per game[2] (although at 16.85, Edwards' average was slightly lower than Brickowski's 16.89).

He recorded the first triple-double in the history of the Vancouver Grizzlies (also his first) on March 1, 1996, against the Dallas Mavericks with 15 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists. In the Grizzlies' first season, he ranked fourth overall in points per game (12.7).