WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue guard Carsen Edwards has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award given to the nation’s top point guard, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today.
Purdue, which is tied atop the Big Ten standings at 9-2 and boasts a 16-6 overall record, has won seven straight games and has moved back in the Associated Press’ Top 25 poll.
Edwards, a junior from Atascocita, Texas, and the 2018 Jerry West Award winner (nation’s top shooting guard), ranks sixth nationally in scoring at 24.5 points per game while also averaging 3.5 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game. He is also sixth nationally in 3-pointers made with 85, already the seventh most in a season in Purdue history.
Edwards has scored in double-figures in 42 straight games while and has moved in the Purdue career top 20 in points with 1,585 points. He is one of four players in school history to have at least 1,500 points by the end of his respective junior season (Glenn Robinson, Rick Mount, Russell Cross). Edwards is on pace to become just the second Big Ten player in the last 27 years to average 24.0 points and 3.0 assists per game (Michigan State’s Shawn Respert in 1994-95).
Edwards is seventh nationally among juniors in career points (1,585 points) and third among major-college players. His seven career 30-point games are the sixth most in Purdue history.
Edwards and the Boilermakers will host Nebraska on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET. The game is sold out and will be televised by the Big Ten Network.