The face of college basketball in 2023 will take another crack at winning a national championship in 2024.
Purdue center Zach Edey is returning to the Boilermakers for a fourth season, he announced in a tweet Wednesday evening just hours ahead of the NBA draft withdrawal deadline.
“Run it back,” Edey tweeted, alongside a GIF of Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street.
Edey swept college basketball’s major awards in ’23, winning the Naismith and Wooden Awards as well as the Big Ten’s Player of the Year awards. He averaged 22.3 points and 12.9 rebounds per game, both of which led the conference.
RUN IT BACK🔄 pic.twitter.com/oJfQTbX6SP— zach (@zach_edey) June 1, 2023
However, Purdue’s regular-season accomplishments were overshadowed by an astounding 63-58 upset loss in the first round of the NCAA tournament to No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson. Edey scored 21 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in the loss.
Aside from his accomplishments in ’23, Edey also made the Big Ten’s All-Freshman team in 2021 and was a second team All-Big Ten selection in 2022.