Moun’Tae Edmundson, a redshirt junior out of Oklahoma City, has been a catalyst for success in the early stages of the Oklahoma Christian basketball season. Starting at point guard, Edmundson leads the team in minutes played, assists, three-pointers and steals, all while averaging 12 points a game.
Edmundson’s numbers place him in the top 25 in scoring and top 10 in three-pointers in the entire Lone Star Conference while being No. 2 in minutes played. Edmondson won the Lone Star Conference defensive player of the week on Dec. 5 for a 4-steal performance against Harding.
In addition to stuffing the stat sheet on the court, Edmundson has emerged as a leader in his second year at Oklahoma Christian both in the locker room and out on the court.
After this year’s team went through a rough patch, losing six straight to begin conference play, Edmundson answered with a season-high of 24 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists performance in a win against the University of Texas-Tyler.
Since that game, the Eagles have won three of four games within the conference.
“I try to lead by example on the court. All I want to do is win, and I want everyone who watches me to see that,” Edmundson said. “I play with energy that hopefully rubs off on my teammates and try to do whatever it takes to win games.”
Before Oklahoma Christian, Edmundson played junior college ball at Cowley College in Arkansas City, KS. In his sophomore year at Cowley, he averaged 14 points a game while shooting 40% from the field for a team that played for a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I title game.
He also won a state championship in high school for Centennial High School in 2019, averaging 27 points a game.
“My number one goal is to win at all costs, and I have been lucky to be a part of some really good teams in the past,” Edmundson said. “We have the potential of doing that kind of stuff [at Oklahoma Christian], and will.”
The Eagles are currently 7-8 in the 2022-23 season, but have shown life in the Lone Star, winning three of four and going into back-to-back home games on Jan. 12 and 14. Oklahoma Christian sits at seventh in the conference as a whole, but third in the West division with plenty of games yet to play.
“We’re starting to gain confidence and momentum as the season goes along,” Edmundson said. “We continue to get better game by game and there is no telling where we could be weeks from now.”