Carsen Edwards / 2016-17 in Review C-boogie provided a glimpse into the future with a strong freshman season at purdue

Carsen Edwards arrived at Purdue giving the Boilermaker program a weapon it hadn't had in a while. His unique blend of quickness and shooting ability, boosted by an aura of swag and confidence was evident during his entire freshman season. He is only going to get better.

After starring in Purdue's foreign trip to Spain (16.3 PPG, 2.3 APG, 64.9 FG Pct.), Edwards' 18 points in the opener against McNeese State were the most for a Purdue freshman since the 2005-06 opener.

Edwards scored 18 points with six rebounds and three assists in Purdue's season-opening win over McNeese State.

He then broke out in a big way in the Cancun Challenge title game against Auburn, scoring 21 points in 22 minutes, adding two assists and three steals while shooting 7-of-11 from the field and 4-of-5 from long distance.

(PICTURED ABOVE) Earning his first career start against Morehead State on Dec. 3, Edwards made four 3-pointers en route to a 16-point, five-assist, three-rebound effort against the Eagles.

Playing in the World's Most Famous Arena in the Jimmy V Classic, Edwards scored 12 points including a halftime buzzer-beater to lift Purdue to a dominating 97-64 win over Arizona State.

(PICTURED BELOW) Showing no signs of jitters in his first Big Ten game, Edwards scored 19 points with five assists in a win over Iowa in Mackey Arena. Edwards' 19 points were the most by a Purdue freshman in a Big Ten opener since 1981. He scored the first eight points of the contest.

Carsen Edwards was fearless going to the hole as a freshman, scoring the sixth-most points by a Purdue freshman in school history.

EDWARDS ON THE PURDUE FRESHMAN RECORD LISTS

  • POINTS: 360 (6th)
  • POINTS PER GAME: 10.3 (9th)
  • FIELD GOALS MADE: 128 (8th)
  • 3-POINTERS MADE: 49 (4th)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: .743 (6th; min. 50 FTA)
  • STEALS: 36 (5th)

In four postseason games (PICTURED ABOVE), Edwards averaged 11.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game.

Edwards was the only freshman in the Big Ten to have at least 45 3-pointers and 35 steals.

Edwards is 1-of-2 Purdue players to have four games of four or more 3-pointers during their freshman season (Chris Lutz).

Edwards is 1-of-3 freshmen in school history to have at least 360 points, 60 assists and 30 steals in their rookie season (E'Twaun Moore, Robbie Hummel).

Edwards plays with a lot of swag, emotion and fun on the hardwood.

Follow Edwards on Twitter: @Cboogie_3

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