Zach Edey’s efforts this past season paid off in the form of some recognition on Friday. The Purdue hoops star was announced as the AP men’s college basketball player of the year for what he did in the 2022 season per John Marshall.

Edey was a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court for the Boilermakers. Edey averaged 22.3 points, 12.9 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game. Edey finished sixth in the nation in points per game, second in rebounding, and led the country in double-doubles (26).

Edey helped lead his team to a B1G title and an NCAA Tournament appearance.

Unfortunately for Purdue, its season ended after being upset by No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson in the first round of March Madness. The Boilermakers lost to the Knights 63-58 on Mar. 17. Edey finished the game with 21 points and 15 rebounds.

There is some light at the end of the tunnel for Purdue fans. Edey has not made a decision on his future with the program yet. A player like Edey could definitely benefit from another year in the college ranks to bolster his talent.

Edey has played in 99 total games for Purdue since joining the program in the 2020 season. Tradition will continue to keep you updated on what’s next for the 7-foot-4 center.