Edwards was known as the "Greenfield Gunner" during his playing days at Tennessee because of long-range shooting ability. Legendary Tennessee head coach Ray Mears said he offered Edwards a scholarship after seeing him shoot at a clinic in Indiana.
"I saw him at a clinic at New Castle, Ind., when he was going into his senior year at Greenfield, and offered him a scholarship at that time," said Mears. "I think he hit eight in a row from long-range. I hadn't seen him play before that.
"Most of his shots would have been three-pointers today. I don't know if he was the best shooter I ever had, but he was right up there with guys like Danny Schultz," continued Mears.
"He deserves it. It shows what kind of player he was for him to be so honored."