Can Canadian Zach Edey & Purdue win NCAA National Championship?

One of the most decorated & dominant College Basketball players of this generation is missing just one thing from his trophy case.

An NCAA National Championship.

Purdue’s 7’4 Toronto native Zach Edey has left his mark in a major way in the world of College Basketball. In his 4th and likely final season with Purdue, he’s averaging 25ppg, 12rpg, 2bpg, shooting 62% from the field, 71% from the charity stripe. In various NBA Mock Drafts, he’s projected anywhere from lottery, to mid-late 1st rounder, to 2nd rounder by those who still have their doubts on how the big man will translate to the NBA game.

In the Elite 8, he was absolutely brilliant putting up an absurd statline.

Numbers Don’t Lie –  Zach has earned himself a ridiculous 45 awards and counting in his College bball career (via bball reference). 2x AP Player of the Year, 2x Consensus All-American, 2x Big 10 Player of the Year, 2x Big 10 All Conference, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award Winner, the list goes on and on and on. By the time this article is published and circulated, he’ll probably rack up a few more.

The remaining 3 teams standing in their way are no joke either. Matched up in the semis against Tournament Darkhorse and ACC Champions NC State, with powerhouses Uconn/Alabama on the other side of the bracket.

It would truly be a storybook ending to his illustrious career if the Boilermakers are able to secure the National Championship, while further solidifying Zach as one of the best players in the upcoming 2024 NBA Draft.

With the Final 4 kicking off this weekend, and Zach being the sole Canadian remaining, best believe every college hoops fan in the country will be locked in.

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