Maximus Edwards has transferred from Bunnell High School to Our Saviour Lutheran in Long Island, New York to play basketball this coming season.
The news was first reported by Pat Lawless, a senior basketball editor for @PrepCircuit. Edwards will reclassify and repeat his junior year for the 2019-20 season.
Bunnell coach Dannie Powell said Edwards, 17, told him the news Thursday evening.
“I told him, ‘I wish you luck. If you need any help or anything, you are more than welcome to call me.’”
Powell, who will enter his second season as head coach, said Edwards played in all three summer leagues for the Bulldogs. He also said he has several Division I offers already, including Hofstra, Bryant, Towson, Sacred Heart, Fairfield Robert Morris and Cleveland State.
Edwards, a Register/GameTimeCT all-state selection this past season, did not return messages seeking comment.
It’s a devastating loss for the Bulldogs. Edwards, a 6-foot-4 guard averaged 27 points, 10 rebounds and six assists per game, leading Bunnell to the South-West Conference tournament title and to the Division II state tournament quarterfinals.
Edwards hit a running 3-point shot at the buzzer to help Bunnell beat Immaculate for that SWC title. He has already scored over 1,600 career points, including 37 in his final game for the Bulldogs.
“Obviously, it’s a big loss and he is a great player,” Powell said. “I told college coaches that whenever I got on him, Max never pouted, never talked back. He responded whenever I sat him or didn’t start him. That shows real character. I had a fun time coaching him and hope everything works out for him at his new school.”