With 12 points today Carsen Edwards has joined the 1,000 point club at Purdue. He is the 53rd player in our history to reach that mark and the first sophomore to do so since some guy named Glenn Robinson back in 1994.
We all know of Carsen’s proficiency in scoring, but with two years left in West Lafayette he is positioned to take a run at some of our biggest scoring records. Only five players have scored 2,000 or more points at Purdue: Rick Mount, Joe Barry Carroll, E’Twaun Moore, Dave Schellhase, and Troy Lewis. The school record, held by Mount, of 2,323 points is certainly in range.
Carsen is the second player to pass the mark this season, joining Dakota Mathias, who did it late in the Big Ten season. Vince Edwards and Isaac Haas are also there, so this marks the third time in Purdue history we have been able to put four 1,000 point scorers on the floor at the same time:
2018: Mathias, Haas, Carsen Edwards, Vince Edwards
2010: Robbie Hummel, E’twaun Moore, JaJuan Johnson, Keaton Grant (Grant reached the club AFTER Hummel’s injury)
1988: Melvin McCants, Troy Lewis, Todd Mitchell, Everette Stephens
Carsen also needs 44 more points for the sophomore season record of 683 points, currently held by Mount.