Who is Zach Edey?

Who is Zach Edey?

Purdue University basketball player Zach Edey has been making waves in the NCAA basketball scene since joining the team.

The 7 feet 4 inches tall center has been a key player in leading the team to a Big Ten conference championship and multiple March Madness appearances.

Born on May 14, 2002, in Toronto, Ontario, Edey was a multi-sport athlete in his youth, playing hockey and baseball before deciding to focus on basketball during his high school years. His standout performances in high school earned him a spot as one of the top five players in Canada and attracted attention from NCAA DI programs.

Ultimately, Edey chose Purdue for its strong history with big men and the team’s atmosphere. During his senior year, he averaged an impressive 25.2 points and 12.2 rebounds per game, helping the Boilermakers clinch the Big Ten tournament championship.

Edey’s talent on the court has not gone unnoticed, as he was named the 2023 Big Ten Player of the Year and earned a spot on the AP All-America first team. Additionally, he represents Canada on the National Team when he’s not competing for Purdue.

On April 23, 2024, Edey officially declared for the 2024 NBA Draft, citing his improved offensive and defensive skills as reasons for making the jump to the professional league. Despite being projected as a second-round pick in the 2023 draft, Edey decided to return to Purdue for his senior year and is now expected to be a first-round selection in the upcoming draft.

Thanks to the NCAA’s new name, image, and likeness policy, Edey has also capitalized on opportunities to monetize his collegiate career.

His endorsement deal with Purdue has helped him amass an estimated net worth of $100,000, with potential for more deals on the horizon.

Fans and NBA scouts alike are eager to see what the future holds for this talented young basketball player.