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Tuesday / May 21.
  • Purdue star Zach Edey named Naismith Player of the Year

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    By CHARLIE PARENT

    Purdue junior Zach Edey has been named Naismith Player of the Year.

    The 7-foot-4 Canadian terrorized teams all year with his height, averaging 22.3 points on 60.7% shooting, 12.9 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game.

    “It’s been everything I could have expected coming back to school this year,”ย Edey saidย after winning the award. “It’s been everything I could have expected and more.”

    Kansas State head coach Jerome Tang was named Coach of the Year for taking his 3-seeded Wildcats to the Elite 8.

    UCLA’s star Junior Jaylen Clark, who recently declared for the NBA Draft, was named Defensive Player of the Year as well.

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