As many college basketball fans focus on the newer, more glossy freshmen, Purdue Boilermakers guard Carsen Edwards continues to be one of the better player in the entire nation.
In a win Thursday night over Penn State, it was no different for the guard, as he scored 38 points. While 20 of his points game in the first 20 minutes, a key four-point play in overtime was likely his signature moment.
“He’s obviously a dynamic player,” Purdue coach Matt Painter said. “When he’s really feeling it, he’s got such range that guys will back up a little bit like he’s not going to shoot it.”
Carsen Edwards scoring 38 points might seem insane, but he’s averaging roughly 25 points per game on the season as it is. Couple that with his solid shooting from beyond the arc, making 39 percent of his attempts, he’s capable of these games on any given night.
“It almost looked like we didn’t game-plan for Edwards,” Penn State coach Pat Chambers said. “It’s incredible what he does with the basketball.”
With the win, the Purdue Boilermakers improved to 15-6 on the season.
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