Zach Edey Returns to Purdue

Zach Edey who was the 2023 national player of the year in college basketball, withdrew his name from the NBA draft and is headed back to Purdue. The 7-foot-4 center made the announcement Wednesday night on social media, writing, “RUN IT BACK”

Edey received the Wooden Award, Naismith Award, Associated Press Player of the Year, NABC Player of the Year, Oscar Robertson Trophy (U.S. Basketball Writers Association) and Sporting News Player of the Year honors this year, however his draft stock didn’t seem to rise in which made him come back for a fourth season.

Edey averaged 22.3 points, 12.9 rebounds and 2.1 blocked shots last season. He helped carried Purdue to a number one ranking in the nation for part of the season. Also won the Big 10 regular season and tournament title in which the Boilermakers to a 29-6 overall record; and15-5 in the Big Ten. 

Credit Photo – AP

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