Like Big Cat said, it seems like every year Purdue somehow finds themselves with a physically giant freak in West Lafayette. northpolehoops. Behind Williams on the depth chart is enormous freshman center Zach Edey, who measures out at 7-foot-4 and 285 pounds. Edey, a 7-foot4 freshman, led four Boilermakers into double-figure scoring with Jaden Ivey adding 12 and Aaron Wheeler and Brandon Newman 10 each. The 7-foot-4 big was selected as the league's Co-Freshman of the Week. Zach Edey #15 of the Purdue Boilermakers on January 14, 2021 in Bloomington, Indiana. Per his Instagram Zach Edey has committed to Purdue. Purdue freshman Zach Edey's strong start to his college career has been honored by the Big Ten Conference. 21.4k Followers, 528 Following, 91 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Zach LeDay (@zachleday32) Purdue center Zach Edey (15) fouls Michigan forward Austin Davis (51) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Edey joined the program in March this year and was mentored by several coaches, including Vidal Massiah, who was twice the captain of the Canadian Men’s Senior Team. Isaiah Livers matched his season high with 22 points, Eli Brooks added 11 and No. But what sets Edey apart from the crowd isn’t the fact he is playing basketball for Team Canada, but that he only started playing the sport six months before he was chosen to play with the national team. Even so, a really, really impressive debut for the 7'4 Canadian. Leaside’s Zach Edey leaps into the new year at Purdue. He’s averaging 15.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per game and scored 26 points including a game-winner against Michigan … Freshman center Zach Edey dunks the ball after getting around Michigan's defense during the first half. While she holds a master’s degree in history, her main passion (besides her wonderful family) is sports. But you can see the potential. In, The future looks bright for gardening in Leaside, La-Rose set to tackle TWO sports at U of South Florida, Leaside’s response to climate change could make us smarter, Addressing issues with online CoA hearings, Code Ninjas comes to Leaside, Toronto’s first location, Leaside was once flying high as Toronto’s hub of ski jumping, Leaside Heritage Protection Society wants your memorabilia, Brentcliffe retaining wall: Neighbours’ grief turns to panic, Staying alive! Zach Edey, a 7’3, 220 pound, 3* center, originally from Toronto, Canada and currently hailing from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Brother Doug, also a skilled athlete currently at Leaside High School, as well as parents Julia and Glenn, are Zach’s biggest fans. Eventually Edey was won over and in October joined the Huskies where he learned the fundamentals of the game. Always impressive for a big fella but even more so when he is...7'4. With more than 1,600 girls …more. … One of Edey’s coaches once remarked that his story is like a movie. As Edey himself says, “it’s been quite a ride!”. Yes, neighbours, Leaside was once THE hub of ski jumping in Toronto. Current Team: Purdue. Liddell during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. With the exposure granted him by the Kings program, Edey was quickly spotted by, and recruited to, the U17 Canadian team. Send Email Manage Newsletters. But while Edey loved playing AAA baseball, as he grew, so too did his strike zone. 19 points on 9/10 from the field. Zach Edey is a 7-3, 220-pound Center (BK) from Bradenton, FL. 562 Likes, 5 Comments - NorthpoleHoops (@northpolehoops) on Instagram: “Is this even a regulation sized ball? 7’4” @zach_edey is a man amongst boys. Purdue center Zach Edey (15) fouls Michigan forward Austin Davis (51) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Yes, Leasider Zach Edey is 7’3″, has a wing span of 7’7″, and wears a size 20 shoe. Height: 7-3 (221cm) Weight: N/A. 6w 1 like Reply. Sure, he stands out (and above) the crowd. zach_edey. — ISC Purdue (@ISC_PU) November 9, 2019 Purdue center Zach Edey (15) blocks the shot of Penn State guard Myreon Jones (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. © 2021 Barstool Sports. Purdue's Zach Edey (15) shoots over Indiana's Race Thompson (25) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Bloomington Ind. Magnus’s dad and coach, Steve, approached Edey to see if he could lure him off the baseball field and onto the basketball court. Susan can often be found at the A.C.C. 9) Purdue is playing four straight Big Ten road games for the first time since Feb. 6 to Feb. 20, 1960 (5 straight road games). Ferry said … Purdue center Zach Edey, right, dunks the ball against Ohio State forward E.J. Edey’s attitude and lifestyle are impressive especially for a 16-year-old. No ranking info available. If you follow sports, have a child playing sports, or are an athlete yourself, you’ll know that most people who “make it big,” start learning and practising their sport while they’re basically still in diapers. Is this even a regulation sized ball? My goodness. While not the most polished offensive player, Edey’s presence on defense has presented a matchup nightmare for opposing bigs. The Boilermakers also can bring 7-4 center Zach Edey off the bench or play both Edey and Williams across the frontline. Edey had 7 points and 6 rebounds in Purdue's 80-72 win. 2,362 Likes, 74 Comments - 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦 (@zach_edey) on Instagram: “Missing this rn” At 7’4” he is an imposing presence and he moves well. 10w. Instagram Telegram Google News. Zach Edey C #15. Frustration was felt by both the umpires calling the game, and Edey himself. You're on Overtime's snapchat story! The school features an integrated academic and sports curriculum with a who’s who list of alumni in various college and professional sports. 2w. He was, in fact, scouted by the University of Alabama for his pitching and all-round skills in baseball. All rights reserved. • Was For the past year and a half, the 7’3″ Edey has played basketball at IMG Academy, the world’s largest multi-sport training high school, situated in Bradenton, … Isaac Haas a few years back. 10) Purdue averaged 15.4 turnovers per game during the first seven games. --Purdue’s backup center, 7-4 freshman Zach Edey, isn’t nearly as effective as Williams and there was a definite drop-off when he came into the game. Playing behind Williams is freshman big man, with emphasis on big, Zach Edey. All of Canada is rooting for you now bro. Edey was up until recently a class of 2021 recruit and reclassified to 2020. © 2005-2020 CBS INTERACTIVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. @boilerball. 285 pounds. It’s been evident so far this season that Penn State struggles to defend the post, but the break in the Nittany Lions’ season has allowed them to work on implementing changes that are desperately needed. View replies (2) cameron_swiggett. Purdue's Zach Edey (15) shoots over Indiana's Race Thompson (25) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in … The Boilermakers’ guards spread the ball around, but the focus is on getting it inside to big men Trevion Williams and Zach Edey. View the profiles of people named Zach Edey. At the half, on its home court and without a key shooter, Purdue men's basketball is down 13 points against Michigan. Born: Mar 14, 2002 (18 years old) Birthplace/Hometown: Ontario, Canada. The 7-foot-4 freshman Edey has been surprisingly effective with 8.8 points per game and Williams is becoming an increasingly dominant presence. Join the Leaside Life email list at: (function(){var ml="m-s0fhacDltEAi.k4puF32gebCnod%r",mi="MDI6ME35NG4MD8MEE06=9:KMD<9G62=LG9=4GABH9=25=JFM@3F06=9>7K0MEEME379622MD8MEE06=919=J?MEEMD;9G62=LG9=4GABH9=25=JFM@3F06=9>7K0MDIMEC6MD;",o="";for(var j=0,l=mi.length;j