Edwards Tabbed Finalist for Erving Award
Feb. 7, 2018

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue senior Vincent Edwards was named a finalist for the Julius Erving Award, given to the nation’s best small forward, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced. 

Edwards, a 6-foot, 8-inch forward from Middletown, Ohio, was earlier named a top-20 finalist for the Wooden Award, given to the nation’s top player. He joins sophomore guard Carsen Edwards (Jerry West Award) as finalists for the position awards by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

The list will be cut down to a final five finalist in early / mid-March.

Edwards is joined by Michigan State’s Miles Bridges and Ohio State’s Keita Bates-Diop as Big Ten representatives on the list.

Edwards ranks second on the team in scoring (15.5) and assists (3.1) while leading the squad in rebounding (7.8). He is shooting 49.3 percent from the field, 41.5 percent from 3-point range and 84.0 percent from the free throw line. In league games only, he is averaging 16.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. In the win over Rutgers, he became just the second Big Ten player in the last 25 years with 1,500 career points, 700 career rebounds, 350 assists and 150 made 3-pointers.

Edwards and his teammates will host No. 14-ranked Ohio State on Wednesday in Mackey Arena at 8:30 p.m. ET, on the Big Ten Network. The game is sold out.



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