Guard Carsen Edwards’ written message on his wristband is a reminder why he plays and how he got to where he is today.
Throughout his college career at Purdue and more recently with the Boston Celtics in summer league, he consistently wrote different messages on his left wristband.
One notable message reads, “help mama out.”
When Edwards wasn’t receiving any college offers in high school, he was ready to quit basketball, but his mom kept him on the right track and didn’t let him give up on his dream.
Sure enough, he finally got his college offer from Purdue and made the most of it.
He went on to average 24.3 points per game in his junior year, his last season at Purdue.
To culminate his already impressive season, he helped Purdue reach the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament, averaging 34.8 points per game, tied for ninth most in tournament history.
Some people have already called the second round pick the steal of the draft, thanks to his natural scoring ability and impressive showing in summer league.
He led the Celtics, averaging 19.4 points per game in five summer league games, pulling up from deep three-point range on several occasions, something he was known for in college.
After signing a four-year deal with the Celtics, the future looks bright for Edwards.
The Celtics depth chart on ESPN for the 2019-2020 season already lists Edwards as the backup point guard to Kemba Walker.
If Edwards’ level of play up to this point is any indication, he will have the chance to carve out a nice role for himself in the NBA and indeed, be able to “help mama out.”