Purdue’s Carsen Edwards announced this evening that he is returning to Purdue for his Junior season. Carsen announced his plans to enter the NBA Draft and after some workouts and advice from scouts, Edwards withdrew and will be back on the court this fall for the Boilermakers.
Edwards led the Boilermakers in scoring at 18.5 points per game, while contributing 3.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game, shooting 97 of 239 (.406) from long distance. His 686 points this year were the most by a sophomore and the 10th most in a season in school history. Edwards is one of just seven players in school history to have scored 1,000 points in his first two seasons on the hardwood and his 97 triples are the second most in a season in school history.
Edwards averaged 21.1 points per game in 13 games played after February 1. He scored 40 points in a win over Illinois in late February and 30 against Texas Tech in the Sweet 16, while averaging 20.5 points per game in 6 NCAA Tournament games.
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