The Big Ten announced their 2018-2019 slate of awards today. Purdue wound up with three awards tonight. Let’s take them one by one.
Head Coach Matt Painter earned his 4th Conference Coach of the Year trophy. This makes him now third in league history. This is quite an honor for Painter as he did one of the finest coaching jobs I can remember to come back from losing four starters off of a 30 win team to winning the conference the very next season. Great job by Coach Painter this season.
#B1G Coach of the Year.— Purdue Mens Basketball (@BoilerBall) March 11, 2019
☑️ 4th COY honor.
☑️ 3rd most in league history.
@CoachPainter #Purdue / #BoilerUp pic.twitter.com/J0tbhmAJzd
Next, Carsen Edwards was named 1st Team All Big Ten for the second straight year. He was one of just two unanimous selections with Cassius Winston being the other. Edwards led the B1G in scoring and three pointers made.
1st-team All-#B1G for 2nd straight year.— Purdue Mens Basketball (@BoilerBall) March 11, 2019
☑️ 1-of-2 unanimous selections.
☑️ Big Ten’s leading scorer.
☑️ Big Ten leader in 3-pointers.
@Cboogie_3 #Purdue / #BoilerUp pic.twitter.com/DdHHdmKiqL
Next, but certainly no less important, was Nojel Eastern’s selection to the B1G All-Defensive team. Quite an honor for the young man who is making a name for himself as one of the best lock down perimeter defenders in the game.
#B1G All-Defensive Team.— Purdue Mens Basketball (@BoilerBall) March 11, 2019
☑️ Guards other team’s best player.
☑️ 37 steals, 11 blocks.
@NEblessed_20 #Purdue / #BoilerUp pic.twitter.com/ovR6scrxbD
Not to be left out of the fun Ryan Cline was named B1G Honorable Mention. Cline is second in the conference in three pointers made and third in three point percentage.
#B1G Honorable Mention.— Purdue Mens Basketball (@BoilerBall) March 11, 2019
☑️ 11.8 PPG, 3.2 APG, 2.8 RPG.
☑️ 2nd in B1G in 3PM, 3rd in 3P Pct.
@Ryan_Cline13 #Purdue / #BoilerUp pic.twitter.com/8aXiukCDdU