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Carsen Edwards Wins Jerry West Award

Edwards named best shooting guard in the nation

Purdue v Indiana Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

He’s still not playin’.

The Jerry West Award is giving to the best shooting guard in the nation, and Carsen Edwards certainly earned his hardware tonight, beating out Grayson Allen (Duke), Kendrick Nunn (Oakland), Jerome Robinson (Boston College) and Marcus Foster (Creighton). According to the press release from Purdue, Edwards was not initially listed in the preseason list released in October, but was named to the 10-person list in February. Edwards is the first Purdue player to win a Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame position award.

Edwards averaged 18.5 pointers per game, with 3.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game, while shooting 40.6% from 3. He scored 686 points this season, which were the most by a Purdue sophomore, surpassing Rick Mount’s long held record.

In a year that was originally headlined by Purdue’s senior class, Carsen Edwards stole the show and demonstrated to the rest of the country why he may not only be the best shooting guard in the country, but perhaps the best player in college basketball.