Tyler Hansbrough believes Purdue big man Zach Edey is qualified to bring in a slew of awards this season.

On the “Field of 68 Media Network,” the former North Carolina star explained how Edey could win awards for National Player of the Year, Most Improved Player and Big Ten Player of the Year.

“Coming off what I saw in the tournament last year, I mean the way he is around the rim has been unbelievable,” Hansbrough said. “He actually has soft hands, for his size … he’s been dominant, he also made some highlight-reel plays this year, which I didn’t think he was capable of. He’s worked on his body as well, very impressive to watch.”

Jeff Goodman then explained that Edey played baseball as a kid, and developed soft hands at first base.

Edey is averaging 22 points and 13 rebounds per game, along with 2.1 blocks.