Purdue Virginia basketball

CENTER OF ATTENTION: Purdue guard Carsen Edwards in interviewed following the Boilers' loss to Virginia in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament on March 30 in Louisville, Ky.

Purdue basketball star Carsen Edwards on Sunday announced he will bypass his senior season.

“For as long as I can remember, it has been a dream to play in the NBA,” he wrote in an Instagram post. “I feel that the time is now. I will be entering the 2019 NBA Draft with an agent. This is the beginning of a new journey and I am thankful for everyone’s support and I’m ready for the next chapter in my life.”

Edwards had a big 2018-19 season in leading Purdue to a share of the Big Ten championship and its first Elite Eight appearance since 2000. He was a consensus All-American.

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