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Saturday / December 15.
  • Purdue’s Carsen Edwards named Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year

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    Purdue junior guard Carsen Edwards has been chosen as the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year heading into the 2018-19 basketball season as voted on by a panel of conference media. The media also selected a 10-member Preseason All-Big Ten team with eight conference programs represented.

    Edwards was a unanimous selection to the Preseason All-Big Ten team along with Wisconson senior forward Ethan Happ. Indiana freshman guard Romeo Langford and senior forward Juwan Morgan, Maryland junior guard Anthony Cowan Jr., Michigan senior guard Charles Matthews, Michigan State junior forward Nick Ward and junior guard Cassius Winston, Minnesota senior forward Jordan Murphy and Nebraska senior forward James Palmer Jr. earned preseason accolades.

    Edwards, Happ and Palmer Jr. all earned First Team All-Big Team honors from either the conference coaches or media in 2017-18. Morgan and Murphy were second-team selections while Cowan, Ward and Winston collected third-team plaudits last year.

    2018-19 PRESEASON BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE YEAR

    Carsen Edwards, Jr., G, Purdue

    2018-19 PRESEASON ALL-BIG TEN TEAM

    Romeo Langford, Fr., G, Indiana

    Juwan Morgan, Sr., F, Indiana

    Anthony Cowan Jr., Jr., G, Maryland

    Charles Matthews, Sr., G, Michigan

    Nick Ward, Jr., F, Michigan State

    Cassius Winston, Jr., G, Michigan State

    Jordan Murphy, Sr., F, Minnesota

    James Palmer Jr., Sr., F, Nebraska

    CARSEN EDWARDS, Jr., G, Purdue

    ETHAN HAPP, Sr., F, Wisconsin

    (Release via Big Ten)

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.