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):
Carsen Edwards of @BoilerBall earns his second career #B1GMBBall Player of the Week award after scoring a career-high 40 points at Illinois on Thursday, the most for a Purdue sophomore since 1993 and the most for a Purdue guard since 1970. https://t.co/iEFLxDcroX pic.twitter.com/vqDER0vki2— Big Ten Men's Hoops (@B1GMBBall) February 26, 2018
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.
Editor’s Note: We’ve updated the article to include Carsen’s B1G Player of the Week honor as well.