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Carsen Edwards is Now a Consensus All-American

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The junior pulled off something that has not been done at Purdue since Glenn Robinson

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Purdue will have another All-American banner in Mackey Arena in time. I assume the only reason it did not have one this year is because you cannot have one for an active player. Last season Carsen Edwards was on multiple All-America teams and won the Jerry West Award as the nation’s best shooting guard. Today he was named as a Second Team AP All-American, giving him Consensus All-America status:

Earlier this year, Edwards was named a third-team All-American by the Sporting News and second-team honors from the NABC and USBWA.

Edwards becomes Purdue’s first two-time All-American since Glenn Robinson in 1993 and 1994, while being named Purdue’s second consensus All-American in the last three years (Caleb Swanigan – 2017). Edwards is the 12th Purdue player in school history to be named a two-time All-American and just the sixth in the last 60 years.

Carson broke a number of school records this season and should he return for the 2019-20 season he would be in some truly rarified territory. He would very likely become Purdue’s all-time leading scorer (currently seventh with 1,920 points) and would probably even become the Big Ten’s all-time leading scorer. He could be Purdue’s first three-time All-American since John Wooden in 1930, 31, and 32. Last season he was an NABC and an AP All-American. This season He has been on the Sporting News, USBWA, NABC, and AP All-America teams for consensus status. That makes him Purdue’s first consensus All-American since Caleb Swanigan.