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From Purduesports.com:

“WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, the go-to guide for college basketball preview magazines, has named Purdue junior guard Carsen Edwards its preseason national Player of the Year.

Edwards was at his best late in the season, averaging 21.1 points per game in 13 games played after February 1. He tallied 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 six postseason games. He scored in double-figures in 20 straight games to end the season, surpassing 20 points nine times.”

One of the bigger storylines in Indiana college hoops this season, besides Romeo mania in Bloomington, will be how Carsen Edwards handles all the offseason expectations as an upperclassmen now, and without the help of Caleb Swanigan, Vince Edwards, and Isaac Haas. 

There’s no question (as shown above) that the dude was the catalyst of Purdue last year, especially late, but coming into this season there is no question – he is the guy. 

Will he be able to maintain? 

Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook seems to think so. 

The Boilers get their season underway on November 6 at Mackey Arena against Fairfield.