Carsen Edwards has struggled to finish the season, but he is still racking up honors as Purdue heads to the NCAA Tournament. Yesterday the United States Basketball Writers Association named him a Second Team All-American:
The USBWA is one of the four outlets used when selecting consensus All-Americans, joined by the Associated Press, the Sporting News and National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). He was earlier named a third-team honoree by the Sporting News. Last season, Edwards was named to three of the four teams, being left out of the USBWA All-American awards. Edwards officially becomes a two-time All-American, one of 12 in Purdue history and the first two-time All-American at Purdue since Glenn Robinson in 1993-94 (honorable mention selections are not considered All-Americans).
It marks the third straight year that a Purdue player has been named an All-American. Caleb Swanigan was honored as a consensus first-team selection in 2017, while Edwards was selected in 2018.
Carsen is averaging 23 points per game, which leads the Big Ten and is 12th in the nation. He is also finalist for the Jerry West Award, given to the nation’s top shooting guard. Last season he won the award, so he can become the first two-time winner if he can beat out RJ Barrett, Justin Wright-Foreman, Jarrett Culver, and Kyle Guy.