Undersized guard with the ability to score the moment he crosses half court and projects as an elite 6th man.
If you didn't watch much College Basketball this year boy did you miss out on a special treat. Let us introduce you to Carsen Edwards, a stocky flamethrower of a bucket getter with unlimited range. Edwards has had a prolific career for the Purdue Boilermakers and he was the engine that made that team run. Edwards enjoyed an outstanding NCAA tournament run in which he wowed fans with his high scoring output on a nightly basis. Edwards will be a hot commodity in NBA Front Offices because of his ability to light it up offensively in a hurry.
A bucket getter like Lou Williams
A threat to score the moment he crosses half court. Exceptional at creating off of the dribble. Limitless range. Can get shot up quickly with a limited window of separation.
Gets hot and stays hot in a hurry. Has the ability to absolutely take over a game with his shooting range. Was pressured heavily in college and still was able to make plays off the bounce. In theory, decreased pressure should only make him more lethal.
Can shoot it from deep but also is great at using screens and playing off of the ball. Smart player who knows how to get open and get to his spots.
A bit undersized for a prototypical guard. Short and stocky. Could become a liability on the defensive side of the ball in switch situations.
FINISHING AT THE RIM
Not a great athlete in terms of overall explosiveness. He does a great job of navigating traffic but needs to add a floater to his arsenal of weaponry.
Was relied on to carry the scoring load heavily at Purdue which didn't help his development as a distributor. Will need to develop his reads off the bounce.
There's going to be some NBA personnel that question Edwards fit at the next level and that will hurt his draft stock throughout the process. Edwards best chance at success is ending up falling into the laps of a Playoff-caliber team that can use him immediately in a bench role to bring a spark to the offense. He has an elite nose for the basket and can get his shot off in a hurry with minimal separation. Depending on where he ends up, Edwards has the potential to be the steal of the draft.