WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue guard Carsen Edwards has been selected as one of 10
finalists for the Bob Cousy Award given to the nation's top point guard, the
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today.

Purdue, which is tied atop the Big Ten standings at 9-2 and boasts a 16-6 overall
record, has won seven straight games and has moved back in the Associated Press' Top
25 poll.

Edwards, a junior from Atascocita, Texas, and the 2018 Jerry West Award winner
(nation's top shooting guard), ranks sixth nationally in scoring at 24.5 points per
game while also averaging 3.5 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game. He is also sixth
nationally in 3-pointers made with 85, already the seventh most in a season in
Purdue history.

Edwards has scored in double-figures in 42 straight games while and has moved in the
Purdue career top 20 in points with 1,585 points. He is one of four players in
school history to have at least 1,500 points by the end of his respective junior
season (Glenn Robinson, Rick Mount, Russell Cross). Edwards is on pace to become
just the second Big Ten player in the last 27 years to average 24.0 points and 3.0
assists per game (Michigan State's Shawn Respert in 1994-95).

Edwards is seventh nationally among juniors in career points (1,585 points) and
third among major-college players. His seven career 30-point games are the sixth
most in Purdue history.

Edwards and the Boilermakers will host Nebraska on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET. The
game is sold out and will be televised by the Big Ten Network.