WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue junior guard Carsen Edwards was named one of 50
players to watch for the Citizen Naismith Trophy Men's Player of the Year honor the
Atlanta Tipoff Club announced today.

Edwards was a finalist for the award a year ago after not being on the preseason
list. Earlier this offseason, Edwards was named Blue Ribbon Yearbook's preseason
National Player of the Year and the Big Ten's preseason Player of the Year, as well
as earning a spot on the Cousy Award watch list for the nation's top point guard.

Edwards, a 6-foot, 1-inch guard from Atascocita, Texas, earned the nod after an
outstanding sophomore season, helping the Boilermakers to a 30-7 overall record and
a spot in the Sweet 16 for the second consecutive season.

Edwards' 1,046 career points are the 12th most for an active player nationally
through his sophomore season. His 686 points last year were the ninth most
nationally for a freshman or sophomore and he was one of six underclassmen a year
ago to have 650 points, 100 rebounds and 100 assists. He is the only player in
Purdue history to have reached those marks in the same season.

Edwards was at his best late in the season, averaging 21.1 points per game in 13
games played after February 1. He tallied 40 points in a win over Illinois in late
February and 30 against Texas Tech in the Sweet 16, while averaging 20.5 points per
game in six postseason games. He scored in double-figures in 20 straight games to
end the season, surpassing 20 points nine times.

Edwards and the Boilermakers open the regular season Nov. 6, when Fairfield visits
Mackey Arena. Season tickets are available by calling the Purdue Athletics Ticket
Office at 800.49SPORT or online at PurdueSports.com.