Carsen Edwards, Junior, and fourth leading scorer in the nation (24.6 ppg) has become the 22nd in Purdue history to score 1,500 points.
His 1,499, 1,500, 1,501, and 1,502nd points all came from the line, with Edwards drove to the basket late in the first half in a road game against Ohio St. and drawing a shooting foul. But after his first made free throw, Coach Holtmann, angered at the call, got called for a technical foul. Which after a brief glance towards Coach Painter, Edwards stepped up to the line and made the first technical, putting himself in the record books as just the 22nd Purdue player to score 1,500 points.
Carsen Edwards burst onto the scene in West Lafayette his freshman year, when he predominately came off the bench to start the season before his shot-making and athleticism was too much to keep on the bench. He averaged 10.3 points a game that year.
During his sophomore year, Carsen Edwards was the lone non-senior starter as he announced himself to the rest of the nation. He would finish the year as a finalist for the John Wooden Player of the Year Award, scoring 18.5 points a game, including a 40-point game against Illinois and a 30 point game in the Sweet Sixteen against Texas Tech.
With his 1,500th point, Edwards becomes just the sixth player in Boiler history with 1,500 points, 300 rebounds, 200 assists, and 100 career steals.
If Edwards returns for his senior season, he will have his sights set on finishing his college career as Purdue’s all-time leading scorer. A record that has stood since 1970, when state of Indiana legend Rick Mount finished his career with 2,323 points.