Justin Edwards

Updated on 5/19/24.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-8
Weight: 200
College: Kentucky
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 12/16/2003

2024 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 30
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round

Pros:

Fairly solid shooter
Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker for his size
Decent rebounder for his size
Decent defender that can get steals
Gifted athlete

Cons:

Inconsistent outside shooter
Can display spotty shot selection
Can struggle to protect the basketball
Struggles to operate in a half court set
Can be undisciplined defensively
Must get stronger

Summary:

Justin Edwards is a tall, athletic point forward that has a wide array of skills that may prove to be useful in the league. He can score in a variety of ways, and he is a solid passer that excels at making outlet passes to find teammates on the break. On the other hand, he can tend to take questionable shots that can hurt his shooting percentages, and he’ll need to improve his ball-handling. He is a talented prospect that could end up being a first round pick in the 2024 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s 2024 NBA Mock Draft, Dated June 24th, 2023

Games Scouted:
3/28/23 2023 McDonald’s High-School All-American Game
4/8/23 2023 Nike Hoop Summit
7/15/23 Kentucky vs. BAL Select
11/14/23 Kentucky vs. Kansas
11/28/23 Kentucky vs. Miami
1/23/24 Kentucky vs. South Carolina
2/27/24 Kentucky vs. Mississippi State
5/14/24 2024 NBA Draft Combine Scrimmage Game

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