No college basketball player had a better week than Purdue’s
The Boilermakers sophomore went off for 40 points in a Thursday win over Illinois and followed it up with 18 points in
a Sunday win against Minnesota. He also had 10 assists, 9 rebounds and 5 steals in the pair of wins. For his efforts, Edwards
was named the NCAA.com National Player of the Week.
“Edwards has vaulted himself into the position of possible Big Ten player of the year and first-team all-American status.
He also may just be the national player of the year, or at least could make a strong case,” NCAA.com’s
Andy Katz said.
Edwards averaged 18.2 points per game this season for the Boilermakers, who capped the regular season with a 15-3 mark
in the Big Ten. Edwards finished third in the Big Ten in scoring, behind only Penn State’s Tony Carr (19.9 points per
game) and Ohio State’s Keita Bates-Diop (19.2).
Purdue is the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and will be back on the court Friday.