Hometown: Baltimore, MD
JERMAINE AT A GLANCE: Strong defender and rebounder who brings a measure of toughness to the team ... Enforcer in the mold of Udonis Haslem ... Plays hard with a lot of passion ... Heartbeat of the team.
PREVIOUS COLLEGE (Cecil College): Played two seasons under coach Rashad Brooks ... Led the Seahawks to a 29-7 mark as a sophomore, averaging 13.7 points and 11.1 rebounds per game ... Shot 52.7 percent from the floor ... Tough defender, averaged 2.4 blocks and 1.4 steals per game ... Took a red-shirt in 2009-10 ... As a freshman in 2008-09, played in 26 games as the Seahawks won the District 11 championship and finished sixth in the NJCAA National Tournament ... Averaged 3.2 points and 4.1 rebounds per game and blocked 25 shots ... In his two seasons, the Seahawks went 63-9.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for coach Johny Grimes at Digital Harbor High ... As a senior, averaged 15.6 points per game, 12 rebounds per game, and 4.2 blocked shots per game ... Scored 1,261 points for his career ... Also played football, baseball and ran track for the Rams ... Played in the Maryland Football All-Star game.
PERSONAL: Son of Jessie Edwards and Linda Thomas ... Majoring in communication studies.