Purdue Basketball's Zach Edey Makes Canada U-19 Team

Purdue basketball player Zach Edey was selected for the Canada U-19 team. He'll join teammates Jaden Ivey and Caleb Furst — who both made the USA team — in competing for a gold medal in the FIBA U-19 World Cup in Latvia.
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue center Zach Edey has earned a spot on the Canada FIBA World Cup U-19 Team and will serve as an alternate for the Olympic team. The FIBA U-19 World Cup will be held from July 3-11 in Latvia.

Boilermaker teammates Jaden Ivey and Caleb Furst earned spots on the USA U-19 team earlier this week. The Purdue basketball program has seen its players have success in the last three U-19 World Cup events. Caleb Swanigan won gold in Greece in 2015, Carsen Edwards won bronze in Egypt in 2017 and Trevion Williams was a gold medalist in Greece in 2019.

Edey is a 7-foot-4 center for the Boilermakers and had immediate success as a freshman in 2020-21. After averaging 8.7 points and 4.4 rebounds and shooting 59.7% from the field, he was named to the Big Ten's All-Freshman Team. Edey had the second-best percentage by a freshman in program history. He also shot 71.4% from the free-throw line.

Edey's 30 blocked shots are good for eighth on the Purdue freshman single-season list. He was one of three freshmen nationally to average eight points and four rebounds while blocking 30 shots and shooting at least 57.5% from the field. 

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