Edwards Named First-Team All-Big Ten
Feb. 26, 2018

2018 All-Big Ten Teams

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue sophomore Carsen Edwards capped off a strong Big Ten season by being named first-team All-Big Ten in voting done by league coaches and selected media, the league office announced Monday.

In addition, seniors Vincent Edwards (2nd team), Isaac Haas (3rd team) and Dakota Mathias (Honorable Mention; All-Defensive Team) were all voted to select teams. The players were named to the same squads by both coaches and media.

Edwards was joined on the first team by Ohio State’s Keita Bates-Diop (POY), Michigan State’s Miles Bridges, Penn State’s Tony Carr, Nebraska’s James Palmer (coaches) and Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ (media).

Carsen Edwards / Sophomore / Guard / Atascocita, Texas
• Leads the team in scoring (18.2 PPG) while contributing 3.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. He and Tony Carr are the only players in the league to average 18 points, three rebounds and three assists.
• Shooting 47.4 percent from the field and 40.5 percent from 3-point line (41.7 percent in league play).
• Has a 1.72 assist / turnover ratio (93 / 54) in all games played and a 2.57 ratio (59 / 23) in league games only.
• Becomes first guard since E’Twaun Moore (2011) to be named first-team All-Big Ten and the first Purdue underclassman (FR or SOPH) guard since Rick Mount in 1968 to be named to the first team.
• Has scored in double figures in 14 straight games, averaging 23.1 points per game during the month of February, including a 40-point outburst against Illinois.
• Already ranks seventh on Purdue’s single-season sophomore scoring list (563 points) and his 11 20-point games rank third among all Big Ten players.
• Needs 77 points to become the seventh player in school history to have 1,000 points in two years at Purdue.
• Was a two-time Big Ten Player of the Week (Jan. 22, Feb. 26) and is 1-of-10 finalists for the Jerry West Award given to the nation’s top shooting guard.

Vincent Edwards / Senior / Forward / Middletown, Ohio
• Named to the All-Big Ten team for the second time after averaging 14.7 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game, while shooting 47.0 percent from the field and 83.8 percent from the free throw line.
• Is the only active player nationally with 1,500 points, 700 rebounds, 350 assists and 150 3-pointers made.
• Is 1-of-5 players this year to average 14.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists while making over 40 3-pointers.
• On pace to become the third player in school history (Caleb Swanigan, E’Twaun Moore) to average 14.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in a season.
• Ranks 19th on the school’s career scoring list (1,554 points), 10th on the career rebounds list (739), 13th on assists list (389) and 12th on 3-pointers made list (165).
• His 120 career starts are the fourth most in school history.

Isaac Haas / Senior / Center / Hokes Bluff, Alabama
• Named third-team All-Big Ten for the first time in his career after averaging 14.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game while shooting 61.1 percent from the field and 75.4 percent from the free throw line.
• Ranks 23rd on the school’s career scoring list (1,494) points and 24th on the career rebounding list (608). Haas needs six points to become 16th player in school history with 1,500 points and 600 rebounds.
• Ranks fourth on the career field goal percentage list (.585) and his 61.1 percent this year as a senior ranks 11th all-time at Purdue.
• Only player nationally since 2010-11 season to have scored 1,400 career points in under 2,500 minutes.

Dakota Mathias / Senior / Guard / Elida, Ohio
• Named to the All-Defensive Team and honorable mention for the second straight year.
• Becomes the fifth player in school history to be named to the All-Defense Team twice, joining Chris Kramer, JaJuan Johnson, A.J. Hammons and Rapheal Davis.
• 1-of-3 players nationally (Kansas Devonte’ Graham; Texas-Arlington’s Erick Neal) to average 12.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game while making at least 80 3-pointers.
• 1-of-3 active players nationally with 385 career assists, 230 3-pointers and 400 rebounds (Neal, Duke’s Grayson Allen).
• On pace to become the third player in school history, and first in 30 years, to average 12.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game (Troy Lewis, Bruce Parkinson).
• Needs two steals for 100 in his career and has 70 steals in 66 games since the start of last year.



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