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Saturday November 16, 2013 Meet UF hoops walk-on Lexx Edwards

Updated: 2:23pm, November 16

Lexx GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Check out the new guy on the Florida bench today.

Lexx Edwards, a walk-on for the UF basketball team in 2011-12 and back again this season, will suit up for the Gators for the first team when 11th-ranked Florida (1-1) plays Arkansas-Little Rock (0-1) today at the O’Connell Center.

Being down in numbers -- even with the return of Dorian Finney-Smith -- the Gators may need him in the upcoming games.

Edwards is a 6-foot-2, 225-pound guard from Orlando Jones, where in addition to being an outstanding student in the school's International Baccalaureate program he was recruited to play running back by the likes of South Carolina, Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Rutgers and Marshall.

Instead, the brother of former Gators linebacker Lorenzo Edwards came to UF and has spent two of the last three years working with the scout team, oftentimes as a power forward. When you see his shoulders, you will know why.

Edwards will wear No. 11.

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