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Plum basketball standout Edwards will play for Air Force

Bill Beckner Jr.
| Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, 12:24 a.m.
Plum junior James Edwards (left) works the ball across the court during practice Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014.
Dan Speicher | For Trib Total Media
Plum junior James Edwards (left) works the ball across the court during practice Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014.

Plum senior point guard James Edwards accepted Wednesday night an appointment to the Air Force Academy, where he will continue his basketball career.

Edwards, the reigning Valley News Dispatch Boys Basketball Player of the Year, led the Alle-Kiski Valley in scoring last season at 20.7 points per game to go with 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists.

The 6-foot-2 Edwards also had a scholarship offer from Alcorn State and interest from numerous Division I programs including Duquesne, Robert Morris, Army, Navy and several Ivy League schools.

He played in the AAU national tournament over the summer with his PK Flash teammates.

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