Edwards Helps USA to Bronze Medal
July 9, 2017

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CAIRO, Egypt - Purdue sophomore Carsen Edwards closed out a strong FIBA U19 World Cup, leading Team USA to the bronze medal in today’s 96-72 win over Spain.

The Stars and Stripes closed out the tournament with a 6-1 record, falling to eventual champion Canada in Saturday’s semifinals 99-87.

Edwards ranked fifth on the team in scoring (10.4 PPG), while leading the squad in assists (23) and minutes played (140) and finishing second in 3-pointers made (12). During the seven games, Edwards averaged 10.4 points, 3.3 assists, 1.7 rebounds and 0.9 steals per game in 20.0 minutes per contest. He shot 25-of-54 (.463) from the field and 12-of-29 (.414) from long distance. One of Team USA’s two primary point guards, Edwards recorded a 23:9 (2.56) assist:turnover ratio.

Edwards Game-by-Game
• 3rd-place game vs. Spain (W, 96-72): 13 points, 4 assists, 1 rebound; 24:20
• Semifinals vs. Canada (L, 99-87): 12 points, 3 assists, 2 steals; 28:54
• Quarterfinals vs. Germany (W, 81-59): 12 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds; 17:38
• R-16 vs. Mali (W, 117-69): 10 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds; 21:17
• Pool play vs. Italy (W, 98-65): 8 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds; 16:15
• Pool play vs. Angola (W, 109-68): 3 points, 1 assist; 17:14
• Pool play vs. Iran (W, 108-48): 15 points, 3 assists; 22:10

Edwards has another chance at a World Championship and a gold medal next month, when he and and his Purdue teammates head to Taipei for the 2017 World University Games.
 

 

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