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Carsen Edwards
Carsen  Edwards

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Atascocita, Texas

High School:
Atascocita

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
Guard

06/23/2017

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

06/22/2017

Edwards Named to USA U19 Team

1-of-12 players nationally to represent USA in Egypt

06/08/2017

Edwards Invited to USA U19 Training Camp

1-of-28 players invited to be on national team

05/24/2017

One Stays, One Leaves to NBA Draft

Edwards to return, but Swanigan to depart for NBA Draft

04/13/2017

Golden Pete Awards Finalists Revealed

Fifth-annual event set for April 24

04/07/2017

MBB // Carsen Edwards (2016-17)

Photos of Carsen Edwards from the 2016-17 season.

03/23/2017

Purdue vs. Kansas

NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen - March 23, 2017 (USATSI)

03/16/2017

Purdue vs. Vermont

NCAA Tournament First Round - March 16, 2017

03/10/2017

Purdue vs. Michigan (USATSI)

Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the Big 10 Tournament Quarterfinals against Michigan.

03/05/2017

No. 16 Purdue vs. Northwestern

No. 16 Purdue vs. Northwestern Big Ten Tournament 3/5/2017

CAREER ACCOLADES
B1G Freshman of the Week (Jan. 23, 2017)

CAREER NOTES
• 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.

HIGH SCHOOL
• 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.

PERSONAL
• 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.

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