Purdue guard Carsen Edwards has made a decision regarding his future.
On Sunday, the All-American guard announced through social media that he plans to enter the NBA Draft and hire an agent, meaning he will not be able to return to Purdue. Edwards spent three seasons with the Boilermakers, helping lead his team to two B1G regular season titles.
Edwards thanks friends, family, teammates, coaches and fans in his address on Sunday.
“For as long as I can remember, it has been a dream to play in the NBA. I feel that the time is now,” Edwards said. “I will be entering the 2019 NBA Draft with an agent. This is the beginning of a new journey and I am thankful for everyone’s support and I’m ready for the next chapter in my life.”
— Carsen Edwards (@Cboogie_3) April 7, 2019
Edwards was the B1G’s leading scorer this year, averaging 24.3 points per game on the season. He also averaged 3.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists on his way to All-B1G honors.
Edwards had one of the better NCAA Tournament runs in recent memory, even though it didn’t result in a Final Four appearance for the Boilermakers. Edwards scored a career-high 42 points in the Round of 32 against Villanova and again in the Elite Eight against Virginia. He scored more than 25 points in all four of Purdue’s postseason games.
According to several mock drafts, Edwards is projected to be selected in the late first round.