Wanting to change things up after losing their seventh straight game, the CLS Knights Indonesia have acquired the services of international basketball veteran Shane Edwards to replace DeCorey Jones.
The Knights had a great start to their ABL stint as they scored a win over fellow newcomers, Formosa Dreamers, in their debut with Brian Williams and Duke Crews. However, the two imports both got injured in that game with the latter getting the worst of it. They placed Crews on their injured list and signed up Evan Brock as a replacement. When that did not work out, they hired Jones but he wasn’t able to help them break their slide either.
Jones averaged 10.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.3 steals for the Knights but only finished with 11 points on 4 of 13 shooting from the field although he did add 7 rebounds, 6 assists, and 2 steals to his tally.
CLS has a tough assignment next as they face the defending champion Hong Kong Eastern Basketball Team on the road and they’re hoping that Edwards adjusts quickly to their system.
Edwards was not selected in the 2009 NBA Draft but he was quickly scooped up by the Albuquerque Thunderbirds in the NBA D-League. He also had stints with the Canton Charge and the Delaware 87ers.
The 6-foot-8 product of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock was signed to a 10-day contract by the Cleveland Cavaliers back in 2014 but was released on the 9th day after only playing in two games.
On the international stage, Edwards had stints in Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, Germany, and Mexico but his best stint was in the PBA for the Alaska Aces where stepped in for the injured Rob Dozier. Edwards normed 22.1 points, 11.9 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game for the Aces where he held the fort with 6 wins and 3 losses before Dozier took over and led Alaska to the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.
The Knights have also released Heritage Import Rudy Lingganay who played only 13 minutes in 2 games for the team.
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