LSU transfer Daryl Edwards will visit Nevada this weekend

Daryl Edwards
Nevada is recruiting LSU transfer Daryl Edwards. (LSU athletics)

The Wolf Pack will have a special visitor for its home game Saturday night against Fresno State.

Daryl Edwards, who is set to grad transfer out of LSU this offseason, will take a recruiting visit to Reno, per CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein.

Edwards hasn't played since December after undergoing season-ending foot surgery last month. LSU had not budgeted a spot for Edwards being on next year's team, so they agreed him transferring in the offseason was the best course.

"Daryl is going to apply for a medical hardship," LSU coach Will Wade said on his weekly radio show last month. "Because of the guard depth we have next year, we kind of planned on him not being here with him being a senior. We talked that over with him. He's going to do a graduate transfer and we're going to apply for a medical hardship. He'll go play somewhere else."

Edwards will have one season of eligibility at his next school. He'll be immediately eligible, meaning he will play in the 2019-20 season. That's contingent on him getting a medical redshirt for this season, in which he was limited to just nine games.

A 6-foot-3, 165-pound guard from Fresno, Edwards played two seasons at LSU. He averaged a career-high 6.8 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists last season. He shot 37.1 percent from three. This year, Edwards averaged 4.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists while shooting 39.4 percent from the field, including 30 percent from three. His season ended in December due to that foot injury. Edwards opted for rest and treatment, but the injury didn't respond, leading to surgery.

Edwards' college career began at Northwest Florida State College, where he played for two seasons. As a freshman, Edwards averaged 13.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists while shooting 45.2 percent from the field, including 33.6 percent from three. In his sophomore campaign, Edwards averaged 13.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists and shot 48.9 percent from the field, including 46 percent from three.

Edwards was the second player Wade signed when he became LSU's head coach after the Tigers fired Johnny Jones, the former Nevada assistant. Edwards was the No. 23-ranked junior college player in the country when he signed with LSU. He averaged 23.8 points per game as a high school senior at Fresno Central High, where he earned All-State Division III honors.

Nevada has four scholarships remaining in the 2019 recruiting class after inking transfers Eric Parrish, Shamiel Stevenson and Mike Lewis II.

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