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Vince Edwards
Vince  Edwards

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Middletown, Ohio

High School:
Middletown

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 225

Position:
Forward

04/24/2016

Fourth-Annual Golden Pete Winners Announced

Hoevet, McClintock receive Big Ten Medal of Honor

04/08/2016

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

04/06/2016

Seniors Honored at Team Banquet

Purdue celebrates 26-9 season at 94th-annual team banquet

04/05/2016

Edwards to Enter NBA Draft

Will undergo evaluation process but will not hire an agent

03/24/2016

Highlights From the 2015-16 Season

Purdue broke many school records during the season

04/05/2016

2015-16 / Vince Edwards Photo Gallery

Vince Edwards photo gallery from the 2015-16 season.

03/17/2016

Purdue vs. Arkansas Little Rock

First Round, NCAA Tournament

03/06/2016

Wisconsin @ Purdue

Wisconsin @ Purdue

02/20/2016

No. 17 Purdue vs. No. 22 Indiana

No. 17 Purdue vs. No. 22 Indiana February 20, 2016

02/09/2016

No. 18 Purdue 82, No. 8 MSU 81

Check out the photo gallery from the men's basketball game against Michigan State.

2014-15 Game-by-Game Statistics
2015-16 Game-by-Game Statistics

2014-15 Photo Gallery
2015-16 Photo Gallery / Exposure Photos

CAREER ACCOLADES
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)
Invited to Team USA U19 Tryouts (June 2, 2015)
Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (March 7, 2016)
Edwards to Test NBA Draft Process (April 5, 2016)

2015-16
• Edwards had another stellar season, being the only Purdue player to start all 35 games while earning honorable mention All-Big Ten status.
• Ranked second on the team in scoring (11.3 PPG), third in rebounding (5.4 RPG), first in assists (100), third in steals (19) and first in 3-pointers made (46).
• Has now led the team in assist in each of his first two years at Purdue.
• Only player in Purdue history to have amassed 675 points, 325 rebounds and 175 assists by the conclusion of his sophomore season.
• Is 1-of-3 players nationally to have scored at least 675 points with 325 rebounds, 175 assists and 75 made 3-pointers by end of his sophomore season (Edwards, UConn's Daniel Hamilton, Oregon's Dillon Brooks).
• Was 1-of-5 freshmen or sophomores nationally in 2015-16 to have at least 375 points, 175 rebounds, 100 assists and 40 made 3-pointers (Hamilton, Brooks, New Mexico's Elijah Brown, Eastern Washington's Bogdan Bliznyuk).
• In the last two games of the season against Michigan State in the Big Ten Tournament championship game and against Little Rock in the NCAA Tournament, Edwards averaged 21.5 PPG and 7.5 RPG.
• In two career NCAA Tournament games, he has averaged 19.0 PPG, 10.5 RPG and 4.0 APG.
• Scored in double-figures in his last eight games of the season, averaging 15.5 PPG during that span.
• Averaged 11.7 PPG, 5.6 RPG and 2.8 APG during Big Ten play, connecting on 23-of-51 (.446) attempts from 3-point range. Also shot 85.1 percent (40-of-47) from the free throw line in Big Ten action.
• Scored in double-figures 19 times as a sophomore (15-4 record).
• Recorded first career double-double in the NCAA Tournament against Little Rock with 24 points and 13 rebounds.
• Had a huge game against Minnesota, leading Purdue to a 68-64 win. With Swanigan sitting with a sprained ankle, Edwards scored 24 points with eight rebounds and four assists while playing power forward.

2014-15
• 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.

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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