It was announced a couple weeks ago that eight players from the Big Ten were invited to the 2018 NBA Draft Combine.
Purdue’s Carsen Edwards wasn’t on that list.
According to a report from Jonathan Givony of ESPN, Edwards may have picked up an invitation after all:
Just saw Purdue guard Carsen Edwards walking by in the hotel lobby of the NBA Combine decked out in Under Armour gear. Pretty safe to say he scored a last minute invite to Chicago due to the late withdrawals.
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 16, 2018
The combine is set to take place from May 16-20. If Givony is seeing Edwards looking as though he’s about to ball in Chicago the day of the event starting, it seems likely that the former Boilermaker will be involved.
Edwards has not hired an agent, so he still has the opportunity to return to Purdue for his junior season. If he hires an agent, he will then be forced to move on from Purdue and officially be eligible for the 2018 NBA Draft.
The NCAA requires players to submit a written statement by May 30 — 10 days after the combine ends — announcing that they are removing their name from the draft.
This past season with the Boilermakers, the 6-foot-1 guard averaged 18.5 points per game while shooting 40 percent from 3-point range.