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LSU transfer Daryl Edwards commits to Nevada, the fourth pledge in 2019 class

Daryl Edwards
Daryl Edwards is the fourth pledge in Nevada's 2019 recruiting class. (Handout)

Daryl Edwards must have liked what he saw during his official visit to Nevada.

The LSU transfer, who took an official visit to campus last weekend, committed to the Wolf Pack on Tuesday.

Pending a ruling from the NCAA, Edwards will have one season of immediate eligibility at Nevada, 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.

“We are extremely excited to add a caliber of player like Daryl Edwards to our roster," Wolf Pack coach Eric Musselman said in a statement. "Daryl is a high-level shooter with a great basketball IQ."

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."

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.

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

Edwards will join a deep backcourt that includes Lindsey Drew, Jalen Harris, Jazz Johnson and Nisré Zouzoua.

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