Shane Edwards Signs with Cavaliers: Call-Up Breakdown
With the signing of Canton Charge forward Shane Edwards, the Cleveland Cavaliers are dipping into their own talent pool for the second time this season; three weeks ago, they signed Arinze Onuaku amid his monster season for Canton. But the move is not only a sign that the Charge have become a true farm team for the Cavs, it's a reward for one of the best players it's produced.
The 6-7, 220-pound forward from Arkansas-Little Rock's numbers won't blow anyone away -- 13.3 points and 5.5 rebounds in 28.2 minutes per game -- but his 55% shooting (see shot chart on right) points to his maturity and polish after four years of professional seasoning.
Though he remains undersized for the power forward spot, he's used his quickness advantage to become an effective post player in the NBA D-League. Combine that with his cutting and slashing ability and you begin to understand how he's found 65% of his shots from within five feet this season -- and how he caught the eye of the big-league brass.
Highlights: 23 points vs. Springfield (March 8)