Carsen Edwards
Carsen Edwards


Carsen Edwards
Carsen Edwards (born March 12, 1998) is an American college basketball player for the Purdue Boilermakers. Edwards was born in Houston, Texas and attended

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Carsen EdwardsNo. 3 – Purdue BoilermakersPosition Point guardLeague Big Ten ConferencePersonal informationBorn (1998-03-12) March 12, 1998 (age 20)
Houston, TexasNationality AmericanListed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)Career informationHigh school Atascocita (Atascocita, Texas)College Purdue (2016–present)Career highlights and awards Medals Men's basketball Representing  United States FIBA Under-19 World Cup 2017 Egypt Summer Universiade 2017 Taipei Team competition

Carsen Edwards (born March 12, 1998) is an American college basketball player for the Purdue Boilermakers.

Contents Early life and high school career

Edwards was born in Houston, Texas and attended Atascocita High School.[1] Playing basketball and football as a sophomore,[2] he subsequently focused on basketball. As a junior, he averaged 23.6 points, 4.9 assists and 4.9 rebounds a contest, while being named Player of the Year by the Houston Chronicle. In his senior year, Edwards led Atascocita with averages of 26.3 points, 5.1 assists and 4.9 rebounds per outing, earning MaxPreps All-America Fourth Team[3] and first-team All-State honors.[1]

He was rated as a four-star recruit and ranked #88 in the Class of 2016 by ESPN, Rivals.com, and 247Sports.com. [4][5][6]

College career US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date Carsen Edwards
#16 PG Humble, TX Atascocita High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Aug 11, 2015  Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports:    ESPN:   ESPN grade: 82

He made an immediate impact as a freshman at Purdue, appearing in all 35 games (21 starts) and averaging 10.3 points as well as 2.6 boards and 1.8 assists a contest. He was the only freshman in the Big Ten Conference to complete the 2016-17 season with at least 45 three-pointers made (49) and 35 steals (36).[7]

Edwards scored a career-high 40 points, shooting 11 for 19 from the field in a 93-86 win over Illinois on February 22, 2018.[8] As a sophomore, Edwards averaged 18.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. He was named to the First Team All-Big Ten and led Purdue to a 30-win season. At the end of the season he declared for the 2018 NBA draft without hiring an agent.[9] After participating in that year's NBA Draft Combine, he ultimately opted to return to Purdue.[10]

College career statistics
Cited from Sports Reference.[11]
College Year GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG Purdue 2016–17 35 23.2 .382 .340 .743 2.6 1.8 1.0 0.1 10.3 Purdue 2017–18 30 29.0 .473 .420 .828 3.8 2.9 1.2 0.2 18.2 International career

Edwards was named to the roster of the US national team for the 2017 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup in Egypt,[12] where they captured a bronze medal.[13]

Edwards was also named to the roster of the US national team for the 2017 Taipei Universaide, while they captured a silver medal.

References
  1. ^ a b "Carsen Edwards Purdue Profile". Purdue Sports. Retrieved February 25, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Carsen Edwards on why he picked Purdue". Journal & Courier. Retrieved 2017-07-06. 
  3. ^ "2015-16 MaxPreps Boys Basketball All-American Team - MaxPreps". MaxPreps.com. 2016-04-11. Retrieved 2017-07-06. 
  4. ^ "2016 Purdue Basketball Commitment List". Rivals.com. Retrieved February 25, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Carsen Edwards". 247 Sports. Retrieved February 25, 2018. 
  6. ^ "2016 Player Commits". ESPN. Retrieved February 25, 2018. 
  7. ^ Cunningham, Kevin. "Who is Carsen Edwards? 5 things to know about the Purdue guard". Land of 10. Retrieved August 9, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Edwards scores 40 points, No. 9 Purdue beats Illinois 93-86". ESPN. Associated Press. February 22, 2018. Retrieved August 9, 2018. 
  9. ^ Baird, Nathan (March 26, 2018). "Why Carsen Edwards' decision to enter NBA Draft should benefit both him and Purdue". Journal & Courier. Retrieved March 27, 2018. 
  10. ^ Johnson, Raphielle (May 29, 2018). "Carsen Edwards returning to Purdue for junior season". NBC Sports. Retrieved May 30, 2018. 
  11. ^ "Carsen Edwards Stats". Sports Reference. Retrieved February 25, 2018. 
  12. ^ "Carsen Edwards at the Players of the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2017 - FIBA.basketball". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 2017-07-06. 
  13. ^ "2017 FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup Schedule". USA Basketball. Retrieved February 25, 2018. 
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