WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue sophomore Carsen Edwards continues to rake in the awards, being named a second-team All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches it was announced this morning.
Edwards, a 6-foot, 1-inch guard from Atascocita, Texas, pulled in his second All-America honor of the year with two more to be announced. Earlier this month, he was selected a third-team honoree from The Sporting News. The NABC and Sporting News are two of the four organizations used for consensus status. The Associated Press and United States Basketball Writers Association are the other two.
Edwards was joined on the second team by Ohio State’s Keita Bates-Diop, Xavier’s Trevon Bleiett, Michigan State’s Miles Bridges and Saint Mary’s Jock Landale.
The first team consisted of Villanova’s Jalen Brunson, Duke’s Marvin Bagley III, Arizona’s DeAndre Ayton, Kansas’ Devonte’ Graham and Oklahoma’s Trae Young.
It marks the second straight season that a Purdue sophomore has been named to an All-American squad as Caleb Swanigan was a consensus selection last year.
Edwards leads the Boilermakers in scoring at 18.2 points per game, while contributing 3.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game, shooting 93 of 230 (.404) from long distance. His 656 points this year are the 13th most in a season in school history and he is one of just seven players in school history to have scored 1,000 points in his first two seasons on the hardwood. His 93 triples are the third most in a season in school history.
He and Swanigan are the only players in school history to have scored 600 points with 100 rebounds and 100 assists in the same season.
Edwards and his teammates will take on Texas Tech on Friday at 9:57 p.m. ET, in the Sweet 16 in Boston. The game will be televised by TBS.
2nd-team All-American (NABC, NCAA.com, USA Today)
3rd-team All-American (Sporting News, NBC Sports)
1st-team All-Big Ten (AP – unanimous, Coaches, Media)
Wooden Award finalist (15 players)
Jerry West Award finalist (5 players)
1st-team All-District (NABC, USBWA)