Carsen Edwards intends to keep his name in the NBA Draft after he hired an agent, according to a report from Stadium’s Jeff Goodman.
On Sunday, Goodman reported that Edwards signed with Zach Kurtin of Priority Sports and has every intention of remaining in the NBA Draft. Even though players sign with an agent, they’re still able to return to college under new NCAA rules. That doesn’t seem to be the case for the Purdue star, though.
A few weeks after the end of the 2018-19 season, Edwards issued a statement addressing Purdue and saying he would pursue his professional career. It read as a farewell message after three tremendous years in West Lafayette.
Purdue’s Carsen Edwards has signed with Zach Kurtin of Priority Sports, source told @Stadium. Edwards has full intention of keeping his name in for NBA Draft.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) April 21, 2019
Edwards was the B1G’s leading scorer last season, averaging 24.3 points per game. He was a first-team All-B1G selection and led the Boilermakers to a B1G regular season title and a trip to the Elite Eight.
Edwards had one of the best NCAA Tournament runs in the history of the tournament, scoring more than 25 points in all four of Purdue’s games. He scored 42 points twice — a career-high — in a win against Villanova in the Round of 32 and the Boilermakers’ overtime loss to Virginia in the Elite Eight. He scored 29 points against Tennessee and 26 against Old Dominion as well, averaging 34.8 points per game in the tournament.
According to several draft projections, Edwards is predicted to be selected in the late first round or early second round.