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ACC News and Notes: Jesse Edwards Commits to West Virginia, Kadin Shedrick Sets Visits, RaeQuan Battle ACC Interest



PITTSBURGH – One of the ACC’s best transfer targets landed close to home for the Pitt Panthers. Kadin Shedrick planned his meetings with interested teams and four programs have contacted RaeQuan Battle.

Syracuse Transfer Forward Jesse Edwards Commits West Virginia

One of the top transfers in the country has committed to West Virginia. Syracuse grad transfer Jesse Edwards will become a Mountaineer for his final year of eligibility, he announced Sunday. The 6-foot-11 senior narrowed his final three to WVU, Kansas, and Gonzaga before committing to Bob Huggins. Edwards played the last four seasons under Jim Boeheim and Syracuse before losing in the first round of the 2023 ACC Tournament.

Edwards played the last four seasons under Jim Boeheim and Syracuse before losing in the first round of the 2023 ACC Tournament. He averaged a double-double of 14.5 points and 10.3 rebounds as a senior and became the fourth transfer landed by Huggins. Arizona guard Kerr Kriisa also joined the program. A move to Morgantown results in the Netherlands forward facing Pitt one final time in West Virginia this year. 

Virginia Transfer Forward Kadin Shedrick to Visit Duke April 29-30

Kadin Shedrick continues to be a popular name in the transfer portal and has now rescheduled his college visits after personal matters. Shedrick was originally preparing to visit Duke on Saturday but CBS Sports insider Jon Rothstein says he will now meet with the Blue Devils on April 29-30. He averaged 6.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks in 30 games, including 15 starts. The 6-foot-11 redshirt junior shot 64.7% from the floor but struggled behind the arc (20%).

Shedrick will visit Texas (4/17-19), Missouri (4/19-20), and Xavier (4/23-24) before meeting Duke. Kyle Filipowski, Mark Mitchell, and Tyrese Proctor are all returning to the program next season and Jeremy Roach declared for the 2023 NBA Draft while retaining his collegiate eligibility. 

Montana State’s RaeQuan Battle Hearing From Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Clemson, Louisville

Junior RaeQuan Battle is receiving significant ACC interest. The former Montana State and University of Washington guard has received interest from Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Clemson, and Louisville, according to Rothstein. Battle started all 32 games he played for the Bobcats and averaged 17.7 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.

He scored a season-best 32 points at Sacramento State on Jan. 28 and was a force in the Big Sky Conference. Battle was named First Team All-Big Sky and was the conference’s sixth-leading scorer. He shot over 45% from the floor while playing nearly 30 minutes per game.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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