Former Etiwanda High School basketball standout Kameron Edwards of Pepperdine will be going to Italy with a group of players from Athletes in Action.
The 6-foot-6 forward is coming off a stellar freshman campaign in which he earned All West Coast Conference Freshman honors. He averaged 7.2 points and 4.2 rebounds, starting 28 of 32 games.
In the classroom, he achieved West Coast Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll “bronze” honors and was a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
“I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone and bonding with the guys in beautiful Italy,” Edwards said. “I know that we’ll be doing a lot of traveling and sight-seeing with workouts and four games. Coach (Marty) Wilson first gave me a call about it in May, and it still feels surreal. I’m excited that this will happen. I think it’s a good opportunity to play against some good competition, work with new people and expand my game.”
The team will gather at Mercer University on Aug. 9 for training camp and leave three days later, returning Aug. 20.
The squad is currently scheduled to play four games, two against Italian teams and the others against teams from Lithuania and Kosovo. They will visit the Italian cities of Milan, Venice and Como.
The team is coached by Mercer’s Bob Hoffman and includes 10 student-athletes, nine of which play at the Division I level.
Athletes in Action’s aim is to spread the Christian message through sport. In addition to giving team members a memorable basketball and cultural opportunity, they’ll also have the chance to spread their faith.