APSU Men’s Basketball
Nashville, TN – No matter how you spell his name, Tyshwan Edmondson is having a pretty good start to his Austin Peay State University basketball career.
The junior guard from Hopkinsville, KY, who has consistently seen his first name misspelled Tyshawn, has been named Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week after his superb play during the Chicago Invitational Challenge last week. The 6-4 guard averaged 18.3 ppg during the tourney’s final three games, shooting 47.1 percent from the floor. He also had 10 steals (3.3), including five against Charleston Southern and three more against Oakland.
Named to CIC all-tourney team, Edmondson led the Govs in scoring in two of three games played last week, including 16 points (8-of-15 shooting) in his first start at No. 8 Purdue.
In the Govs’ 78-70 overtime loss to Oakland, Saturday, Edmondson scored 25 points on 10-of-21 shooting, including a three at the first-half buzzer and then another three to tie the game with 1:40 remaining in regulation.
Against Charleston Southern, Edmondson tallied 16 points to go with six rebounds and the five steals.
Edmondson transferred to Austin Peay from Midland (Texas) College after playing his freshman season at St. John’s. This is the second time in three weeks Edmondson has earned Newcomer of the Week recognition.