Former Texas A&M basketball player David Edwards dies from coronavirus

Ruben Hill
March 26, 2020

Edwards, who was from NY, transferred to A&M from Georgetown before the 1991-92 season and averaged 13.5 points, 7.1 assists and 4.9 rebounds in 85 games with the Aggies.

Edwards' teammate, Chuck Henderson, posted on Facebook Monday night that Edwards died from the virus.

Edwards' death was confirmed to the Dallas Morning News by a Texas A&M spokesperson. He was one of the guys who really relished the role of 'Give me your best player and I'll lock him down'. He played three seasons for the Aggies from 1991-1994 and averaged 13.5 points and 7.1 assists per game during his Aggies career.

Former Texas A&M basketball player David Edwards died in New York City after contracting the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus, the respiratory illness infecting thousands around the world. His 265 assists as a senior are still an Aggies record.

Former Texas A&M men's basketball player David Edwards has died following complications from the coronavirus.

Texas A&M teammate Charles Henderson announced the news of his death Monday, saying "the coronavirus touched my heart". Dave was one of the fiercest competitors and best point guards that I've ever met. Green was 49 years old. A Parade All-American who played 3 years at #SJUBB Lee was our warrior on those teams. He is not believed to have had any underlying health conditions, and it is suspected he contracted the virus at an event he was DJing.

"He was our defensive lockdown guy", St. John's head trainer Ron Linfonte told the newspaper. Green played in two NCAA Tournaments during his time with St John's, which lasted from 1991 to 1994. "He could score if he needed to". He is one of only six players in Division I history to achieve such a feat.

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