Purdue basketball received some great news Friday for the 2022-23 season.

Zach Edey – the starting center this past season – revealed on Twitter that he will be returning for his third year with the program. “Definitely ready to get to work again,” Edey wrote in his note. “See you in Mackey.”

After a strong freshman season, Edey took a big step forward in his second season with the Boilermakers. He appeared in 37 games (33 starts) and was the team’s second-leading scorer at 14.4 points per game. Edey also led the team with 7.7 rebounds and 1.2 blocks while finishing third nationally in field goal percentage (.648%).

With the departure of fellow big man Trevion Williams to the NBA, getting Edey back for another year in West Lafayette is a big boost for Purdue.