April 14, 2003
TUCSON, Ariz. - Former University of Arizona men's basketball standout Eugene Edgerson helped his Mobile Revelers capture the 2003 National Basketball Development League championship Saturday.
Edgerson, who played at Arizona from 1996-2001, tallied seven points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots in the Revelers' 75-72 come-from-behind win over Fayetteville on Saturday. Mobile had to earn the 2-1 series win, as the Revelers overcame a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit with a 14-2 run late in the game which gave the title to head coach Sam Vincent.
In five playoff games with this season with Mobile, Edgerson averaged 6.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and shot 53.8 percent from the field.
Now in his second year in the league, Edgerson was one of only two players on the Mobile roster to see action in all 50 regular season games. In those 50 appearances, Edgerson made 42 starts and averaged 6.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 24.2 minutes per game. He shot 53.2 percent from the floor (108-of-203) and 79.9 percent from the free throw line (131-of-164).
No stranger to success, Edgerson is the only University of Arizona player to appear in two Final Fours (1997 and 2001). A member of the Wildcats' 1997 national championship club, he earned his degree in elementary education in May 2000. In his 130-game career averaged 4.2 points and 4.4 rebounds while shooting 49.7 percent from the field. Edgerson's 130 games played tied him for fifth place on the Arizona career games played list.