Purdue sophomore small forward Vince Edwards will enter this year’s draft without hiring an agent, the school announced. He’ll be able to withdraw anytime before May 25th and retain his college eligibility as long as he doesn’t sign with an agent. Edwards has only long-shot hopes of getting drafted in June as the 219th-best prospect in Chad Ford’s ESPN Insider rankings. Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress doesn’t go beyond 100 in his overall rankings, but he tabs the 6’8″ 20-year-old as the 24th-best sophomore.
Edwards made his mark as a 3-point shooter, nailing 40.7% of his attempts this year. He otherwise put up mostly pedestrian numbers, averaging 11.3 points and 5.4 rebounds in 27.5 minutes per game, though he saved his best for last, delivering 24 points and a career-high 13 rebounds in Purdue’s first-round tournament loss to Arkansas-Little Rock.
He entered college outside the top 100 in the Recruiting Services Consensus Index, but he was an integral part of the Boilermakers from the beginning, failing to start only three times in his college career. The Ohio native improved across several categories this season compared to his freshman year even though he saw a similar number of minutes.