News and notes on Purdue Athletics
1-of-12 players nationally to represent USA in Egypt
1-of-28 players invited to be on national team
Edwards to return, but Swanigan to depart for NBA Draft
Fifth-annual event set for April 24
Photos of Carsen Edwards from the 2016-17 season.
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen - March 23, 2017 (USATSI)
NCAA Tournament First Round - March 16, 2017
Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the Big 10 Tournament Quarterfinals against Michigan.
No. 16 Purdue vs. Northwestern Big Ten Tournament 3/5/2017
B1G Freshman of the Week (Jan. 23, 2017)
Finished his freshman season ranked sixth on the Purdue freshman scoring list (360 pts.).
Purdue is 14-3 when he scores 10 or more points in a game.
In games he started, Purdue is 18-3 during his career.
His 19 points in the Big Ten opener vs. Iowa were the most for a Purdue freshman in a league opener since 1980-81.
AS A FRESHMAN / 2016-17
Game-by-Game Statistics / Year in Photos
Edwards had an outstanding freshman season, appearing in all 35 games with 21 starts. He averaged 10.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists on the season.
Was the only freshman in the Big Ten to finish the season with at least 45 3-pointers (49) and 35 steals (36).
Is 1-of-3 freshmen in school history (E'Twaun Moore, Robbie Hummel) with 360 points, 60 assists and 30 steals.
Finished the year ranked high on the Purdue freshman single-season lists, ranking sixth in points (360), ninth in scoring average (10.3), fourth in 3-pointers made (49), sixth in free throw percentage (.743) and fifth in steals (36).
Was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Jan. 23, after averaging 13.5 points and 2.5 assists while shooting 11-of-15 (.733) from the field and 4-of-7 (.571) from long distance in wins over Illinois and Penn State.
Made two free throws with 2.1 seconds left to lift Purdue to a 73-72 win over No. 17-ranked Maryland in College Park (Feb. 4).
Scored 19 points, including the first eight of the game, in the Big Ten-opening win over Iowa (Dec. 28). The 19 points were the most for a Purdue freshman in a Big Ten opener since the 1980-81 season (Russell Cross).
Is 1-of-2 freshmen in Purdue history with four games of four or more 3-pointers (Chris Lutz).
Scored 18 points with six rebounds in the season opener against McNeese State. The 18 points were the most for a Purdue freshman in an opener since the 2005-06 season opener (Nate Minnoy).
Recorded 17 games of 10 or more points. Purdue was 14-3 when he scored 10 or more points.
Scored 17 points with three steals in the Big Ten Tournament loss to Michigan. His 17 points were the most for a Purdue true freshman since E'Twaun Moore had 22 against Illinois in the 2008 tournament.
Also scored 12 points against Vermont in Purdue's first NCAA Tournament victory since the 2012 event.
Tallied a season-high 21 points in the Cancun Challenge title-game victory over Auburn. Added two assists and three steals.
A 4-Star recruit according to ESPN.com who ranked Carsen 88th overall in the class of 2016.
Named No. 43 by Lindy's Magazine as freshmen to have the most impact on their team this year.
Named first-team All-State and was a MaxPreps All-American as a senior after averaging 26.3 points, 5.1 assists and 4.9 rebounds per game.
During his senior year, he finished in the top five in voting for MaxPreps' 2016 National Player of the Year.
Led Atascocita (38-1) to the Texas state finals, and earned tournament MVP for District 16-6A.
His team finished the season ranked 23rd in the nation according to USA Today's Super 25 with its only loss coming in the state finals.
Scored in bunches, setting a school single-game scoring record with 50 points, going 13-of-15 on 3-point attempts. He also had four more 30-point games as a senior (31, 31, 32, 33).
Posted his first career triple-double as a senior collecting 26 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists in a Atascocita victory.
Following his junior season, he was named Player of the Year by the Houston Chronicle after averaging 23.6 points, 4.9 assists and 4.9 rebounds.
Averaged 3.5 points, 2.1 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game as a sophomore and lettered as a freshman at Atascocita.
Also played football as a sophomore.
Team won three district titles during his time at Atascocita.
Carsen's personality and work ethic are identical to the Purdue basketball program. Before signing at Purdue, he said "I play hard and give all I have".
Was coached by David Martinez at Atascocita.
Was a high school teammate of Zack Haney (Boise State) and Joe Burton (Valparaiso).
Played on the prestigious Houston Hoops AAU team.
Majoring in organizational leadership.
Born March 12, 1998, in Houston, Texas.
Son of James Edwards and Carla Desmuke-Edwards.
Brother, Jai, plays football at Blinn Junior College.
Chose Purdue because its a great school academically and is a great basketball program in America's best conference.