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Vince Edwards
Vince Edwards

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Middletown, Ohio

High School:
Middletown

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 220

Position:
Forward



10/18/2014

Hammons, Haas Lead Boilermakers In First Intrasquad Scrimmage

Hammons scores 22 points with nine rebounds in first scrimmage.

07/30/2014

Introducing BoilerBall's Newcomers: Vince Edwards

Edwards was ranked as the No. 2 prospect in Ohio.

10/03/2014

Purdue Basketball Practice (Oct. 3, 2014)

Purdue had its first basketball practice of the year on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014.

09/18/2014

2014-15 Purdue Men's Basketball Head Shots

2014-15 Purdue Men's Basketball Head Shots

08/15/2014

Purdue MBB Freshmen in Summer Workouts

Purdue MBB Freshmen in Summer Workouts (August 1, 2014)

High School:
• 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.

Personal:
• 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.

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