Senior Profile: Vincent Edwards

Courtesy of @_SniperXII on Twitter.

Vincent Edwards is so Purdue. He’s is having a fantastic senior season, and arguably the most important player on the third-ranked team in the nation, averaging 15.4 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.  Despite his stellar play, Edwards seems to draw less notice than other Boilermakers, like Carsen Edwards and Isaac Haas.  To be fair, it’s hard not to notice Isaac Haas, who once reportedly created an eclipse.

Throughout his career, Vincent Edwards has contributed to Purdue’s success by doing whatever is necessary for the team to succeed.  Throughout his career, there’s always been someone on the roster like AJ Hammons and Caleb Swanigan who garnered more accolades.  Yet Edwards has been the quiet force, with a smooth stroke and fluid game.  He’s taken on that ‘blue collar’ image and flourished. He has a knack for filling whichever statistical category is necessary to help the Boilermakers pick up a win.  He is the only active player in college basketball with 1,000 career points, 500 rebounds, 300 assists, and 100 made three-pointers.

Vincent Edwards was the Big Ten player of the week for the week of 1/21-1/28.  He scored 30 points in a home victory over Michigan, and 19 points in a win over rival Indiana. Edwards and the Boilermakers play at Rutgers Saturday. Boilermaker fans get two more months to see Vincent Edwards in a black and gold uniform.  Enjoy him.

All statistics obtained through purduesports.com

About Nick Weicht 11 Articles
I'm Nick Weicht. I cover Purdue sports for Blue HQ Media I am a 2002 graduate of Purdue University with a BA in English Education. For the past 16 years I've taught English primarily to high school students. I spent two wonderful years in Colorado enjoying the sunshine and outdoor sports. I've always had a passion for sports growing up in a die hard Purdue basketball family. I came to love the Chicago Cubs at an early age, so November 2nd/3rd 2016 was the greatest sports moment of my life. I have a wonderful family with whom I share my love of books, the outdoors, and sports.

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