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Carsen Edwards named National and B1G Player of the Week

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The star of Atascocita has received conference and national honors this week.

NCAA Basketball: Purdue at Illinois Mike Granse-USA TODAY Sports

29 points per game.

5 assists per game.

4.5 rebounds per game.

2.5 steals per game.

That right there, ladies and gentlemen, is Carsen Edwards’ stats for this past week against Illinois and Minnesota. Carsen had such a great week, that he was named the NCAA.com Player of the Week (and Big Ten Player of the Week):

And he’s still not playin’.

According to Andy Katz:

Edwards has vaulted himself into the position of possible Big Ten player of the year and first-team all-American status. He also may just be the national player of the year, or at least could make a strong case.

Edwards scored 40 points, making four 3s, in a road win at Illinois and then finished off the regular season with 18 and seven assists in a home win over Minnesota. Edwards ends the regular season averaging 18.2 points a game. He’s getting hot at the right time and that means the Boilermakers are back being a contender for the title.

Congrats, Carsen!

Editor’s Note: We’ve updated the article to include Carsen’s B1G Player of the Week honor as well.