Purdue’s Edwards plans to hire agent, enter NBA draft

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Purdue’s Carsen Edwards looks up at the scoreboard during overtime of the men’s NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional final game against Virginia, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Purdue guard Carsen Edwards will give up his final year of eligibility and enter the NBA draft.

The 6-foot-1 shooting guard also plans to hire an agent. He made the announcement on Twitter.

Edwards was the leading scorer for the Boilermakers this season, averaging 24.3 points. It was the highest average of any Big Ten Conference player since Shawn Respert of Michigan State had 25.6 points in 1994-95.

It was during the NCAA Tournament where Edwards broke out. He averaged 34.8 points in four games, nearly carrying the Boilermakers into the Final Four. They came up just short of Virginia in the Elite Eight. Edwards’ performance drew comparisons to NBA All-Star Steph Curry.

In three seasons at Purdue, Edwards scored 1,920 points and was a two-time All-American.

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