Zach Edey unanimous AP Preseason All-American 

Reigning AP national player of the year Zach Edey is a unanimous selection on The Associated Press preseason All-America team in college basketball. The big man tested the NBA waters before deciding to play one more season for No. 3 Purdue. 



October 24, 2023 - 3:25 PM

Purdue's Zach Edey (15) works in the paint against Ohio State in the second half of a Big Ten Tournament semifinal at the United Center on Saturday, March 11, 2023, in Chicago. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Zach Edey waited until nearly the last second to decide whether he should leave for the NBA or return to Purdue for another season.

Not completely sure what he wanted to do, the reigning national player of the year picked up the phone to talk with his mother and agent. Their response: do what’s going to make you the happiest.

“It was a no-brainer that I’d come back to Purdue at that point,” Edey said. “I get to come back to great teammates, a university that loves me, to compete for every championship that’s out there. That’s something you don’t get very often and something I didn’t want to pass up.”

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