Purdue had the Big Ten Player of the Year last season. Today we feature the player most likely to be the guy to win it if Purdue is going to win the award two times in a row.
Vince Edwards - Sr.
Middletown, OH (Middletown HS)
6’8”, 225 pounds
2017-18 Projection: First Team all-Big Ten
This is the year for Vince. He has been waiting for this season and this is his team. He comes in as Purdue’s most versatile player and he had a great summer playing for Team USA over in Taiwan. Last season was his best statistically as he averaged 12.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 3.2 assists. His rebounding numbers are sure to increase with Caleb Swanigan off in the NBA rebounding. up too.
Already Vince has 1,127 career points, 520 rebounds, and 300 career assists. A 1,600-700-400 line for his career is not outside the realm of possibility. If he reaches 1,600 career points he would be just the 16th player in school history to do so and first since Robbie Hummel. If he reaches 700 rebounds he would be 13th on the school list, just behind Swanigan. If he reaches 400 assists he would tie E’Twaun Moore for 10th all-time.
So what is a reasonable expectation from him? Could we see a 15-7-4 line? He is going to fill the stat sheet and when he does, Purdue generally does well. If anyone this season is going to get the second triple-double in school history it will be Vince.