Kent State's men's basketball team has reportedly addressed its glaring need for immediate help on the perimeter.
Deon Edwin, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard, who starred at Laramie County Community College in Wyoming last season, has agreed to join the Golden Flashes program and will be eligible to play in 2014-15.
A formal announcement by the university's athletic department is expected on Wednesday.
Edwin averaged 21.8 points, 7.4 rebounds and three assists per game last winter for a Laramie County CC squad that finished 18-13. He shot 53.5 percent from the field, 36.8 percent from 3-point range and 69.6 percent from the free-throw line.
Edwin started his collegiate career at Southern Mississippi in 2012-13. He saw action in 30 games and averaged 1.5 points and 1.5 assists for a Golden Eagles team squad that earned 27 wins.
The Edwin name may sound familiar to loyal Flashes' fans, as his older brother Jason was a two-year starter at KSU from 2003-05. He led the team in scoring at 12.2 points per game as a senior.
The Edwins are from the British Virgin Islands, and Deon starred at Red Lion Christian Academy in Delaware during his prep career. He was named Third Team All-State, and was the fifth-ranked player in the state of Delaware as a senior.
Edwin is expected to play a huge role on next year's Kent State squad.
Three guards who were eligible to return next year -- K.K. Simmons, Devin Carter and Tyler Scott -- will transfer after the school year ends, leaving the Flashes with just four guards currently on the roster.
Kent State still has one scholarship available for next year.
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