March 10, 2014
In a continuing effort to recognize the accomplishments of student-athletes beyond the field of competition, the SEC once again highlighted a Community Service Team for men's basketball, and D'Montre Edwards is Tennessee's representative.
Earlier this season, Edwards also was selected as a nominee for the 2014 Allstate NABC Good Works Team.
A senior from Charleston, S.C., Edwards has been a huge part of the Tennessee basketball program's community outreach efforts since he became a Volunteer, and he has demonstrated an ability to make tremendous connections with children. This was evident during team visits to East Tennessee Children's Hospital, where Edwards and his teammates made children smile, laugh and temporarily forget their ailments.
Edwards also has twice served as an on-court coach for participants at the annual "Hoops for Hope" basketball event in Knoxville that benefits the Down Syndrome Awareness Group of East Tennessee. For each of the past two summers, he has led by example when the Vols spent the day building roof trusses and constructing and raising exterior walls of new homes for Knoxville Habitat for Humanity.
Those are just three of many examples of Edwards' service record as a Vol.
On the court this season, Edwards has appeared in 12 games and has shot .364 from 3-point range.
This marks the 16th year for the SEC Community Service Team for men's basketball. All 21 league-sponsored sports have had a Community Service Team since 2004, with at-large teams for men's and women's sports being chosen from 1999-2003. The SEC began this concept with a football Community Service Team in 1994.