Student-athletes, coaches and administrators gathered for annual kickoff to the school year
Training camp begins July 7 in Colorado Springs
News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
Edwards makes round of 16 cut, but not chosen to make final roster.
News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
Vince Edwards photo gallery from the 2014-15 season.
Purdue vs. Cincinnati in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (3-19-15)
The Purdue men's basketball team practiced at the KFC Yum! Center before Thursday's first-round game vs. Cincinnati.
Purdue Rallies Past Illinois, 63-58
Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Nov. 17, 2014)
Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Jan. 6, 2015)
Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb. 16, 2015)
Edwards Invited to Team USA U19 Tryouts (June 2, 2015)
2014-15 / FRESHMAN
Had an outstanding freshman season, ranking fourth on the team in scoring (8.8 PPG), first in assists (90) and third in rebounding (4.8 RPG). His 26.9 minutes per game were also third.
One of five freshmen nationally to average 8.0 PPG, 4.5 RPG and 2.5 APG (Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell, Connecticut's Daniel Hamilton, Northern Kentucky's Tayler Parsons and UMBC's Jourdan Grant).
His three Big Ten Freshmen of the Week accolades were the most for a Purdue player in school history and second most of the season behind Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell.
Set a school record for most assists in a season by a non-guard (90).
Was the first freshmen in school history to record at least 26 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots in a game, when he reached those levels against IUPUI (Nov. 16, 2014).
His 14-point, eight-rebound, seven-assist performance in the NCAA Tournament made him the first player in school history to reach those levels in an NCAA Tournament game. Edwards and LSU's Tim Quarterman were the only players in 2014-15 to reach those marks. Just six freshmen in NCAA Tournament history have reached those levels in an NCAA Tournament game.
On the Purdue freshman single-season lists, ranked 12th in points (290), seventh in rebounds (159), ninth in rebound average (4.8), ninth in three-pointers made (29), seventh in three-point attempts (89), fourth in free throw percentage (.788), sixth in assists (90), seventh in assists average (2.73), fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.80), sixth in games started (29) and fifth in minutes played (889).
In games he led the team in scoring, Purdue went 6-0.
When he scored in double-figures, Purdue was 7-3. When he failed to reach double-digits, Purdue was just 14-10.
Had 25 points and nine rebounds in a thrilling win over BYU, then followed that up with 16 points and nine rebounds in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge victory over North Carolina State.
Had 14 of his 16 points in the second half in a come-from-behind victory over Michigan early in the Big Ten season.
A strong student, Edwards owned a 3.01 GPA through the fall semester.
Following the season, was one of the final players cut to make Team USA's U19 roster for the 2015 FIBA World Championship in Greece.
Ranked as 80th-best prospect, the No. 2-ranked prospect in Ohio and a four-star recruit in America by ESPN.com; ranked as the 122nd-top prospect by Rivals.com.
Listed as a three-star prospect by Rivals and Scout.
As a senior, Edwards was named the conference, district and Ohio Division I Player of the Year. Was selected to the Ohio All-State first team, leading team to conference and district titles.
Finished his career as the second all-time leading scorer at Middletown High School, behind legendary Jerry Lucas. Was also the school's all-time leading rebounder.
Named first-team All-Cincinnati Enquirer selection as a junior after averaging 21.0 points, 12.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.
Also named special mention All-State and first-team All-District.
Averaged 14.5 points, 11.7 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game as a sophomore.
Greater Miami Conference (GMC) Co-Player of the Year as a junior.
Led team to the GMC Championship and district title a year ago as well as regional runners-up in 2012 and 2013.
Very athletic player with a wide range of skills on the perimeter and in the paint.
Held offers from Michigan, West Virginia, Vanderbilt and Xavier among others.
Clicked with the academic staff at Purdue and plans to study kinesiology.
Son of former player Bill Edwards, who holds the single-game (45), season (757) and career (2,303 points from 1989-93) scoring records at Wright State.
Won the National Character Award as voted on by the YMCA.
Was coached during his senior year by Mark Baker. Was coached previously by Josh Andrews, who left to become the head coach at Taylor University.
Born April 5, 1996, in Middletown, Ohio.
Son of Bill Edwards and Glennetta Patton.
Has two older brothers, Darius and Bill, Jr., who played basketball at Miami, Ohio, and Penn State.
Chose Purdue because of the family atmosphere on the basketball team.