Carsen Edwards
Carsen  Edwards


Atascocita, Texas

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• B1G Freshman of the Week (Jan. 23, 2017)
• Edwards Named to USA U19 Team (June 22, 2017)
• Edwards Helps USA Team to Bronze (July 9, 2017)
• Edwards Named B1G Player of Week (Jan. 22, 2018)
• Edwards Named to Wooden Watch (Feb. 6, 2018)
• Edwards Selected to West Award List (Feb. 6, 2018)
• Edwards Named to Naismith List (Feb. 14, 2018)
• NCAA.com Player of the Week (Feb. 26, 2018)
• Big Ten Player of the Week (Feb. 26, 2018)
• Edwards Named All-Big Ten (Feb. 26, 2018)
• Edwards Nabs National Honor (Feb. 27, 2018)
• Edwards Unanimous AP All-Big Ten (Feb. 28, 2018)
• Edwards Sporting News AA (March 5, 2018)
• Edwards a Wooden Award Finalist (March 5, 2018)
• Edwards a Finalist for West Award (March 6, 2018)
• Edwards Named USBWA All-District (March 6, 2018)
• Edwards Named NABC All-District (March 13, 2018)
• Edwards a NABC All-American (March 21, 2018)
• Edwards Named All-East Region (March 25, 2018)
• Edwards Named AP All-American (March 27, 2018)
• Edwards Wins Jerry West Award (April 6, 2018)

2017-18 | Game-by-Game Statistics
• Edwards had a sensational sophomore season, culminating in being named a second-team All-American (NABC) and winning the Jerry West Award given to the nation's top shooting guard.
• Averaged 18.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game while making 97 3-pointers, the second most in a season in school history.
• Averaged 21.1 points per game after February 1, and 20.5 points per game in six postseason games.
• Improved his assist/turnover to 1.63 (104/64) from 0.97 (62/64) as a freshman.
• His 686 points were the most for a sophomore in school history and he became the first player in school history with 650 points, 100 rebounds and 100 steals.
• Scored in double figures in 35 of 37 games, including in 20 straight games to end the season.
• Became the first Purdue player to score 40 points in a game when he tallied 40 against Illinois in late February. The 40 points were the most for a Purdue guard since Rick Mount scored 61 on Feb. 28, 1970 and the second most for a Big Ten player in a league game in the last 20 years.
• Became just the seventh Purdue player to score 1,000 points in his first two seasons on the hardwood and the first since Glenn Robinson in 1993-94.
• Scored 30 points in the Sweet 16 loss against Texas Tech, earning NCAA All-East Region honors, the first 30-point game in the NCAA Tournament for a Purdue player since Brad Miller scored 31 points against Rhode Island on March 13, 1997.
• Surpassed 20 points 14 times during the year, including seven times in the last 12 games.
• Averaged 18.6 points per game in 12 games against NCAA Tournament teams, including 28 against Big Ten champion Ohio State, 22 against Arizona and 21 against Tennessee.

2016-17 | Game-by-Game Statistics
• 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.


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