Kessler Edwards

Updated on 7/31/21.  Written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.

Height: 6-8
Weight: 203
College: Pepperdine
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 8/9/2000

2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 58
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
2021 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 44 by the Brooklyn Nets

Pros:
Solid shooter
Decent low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker
Moves fairly well off the ball on offense
Decent rebounder
Decent defender
Solid athlete
Solid motor

Cons:
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Not an elite ball handler
Unselfish to a fault
Can be undisciplined defensively
Has limited experience against top competition

Summary:
Kessler Edwards is a strong, athletic combo forward that was very productive at Pepperdine.  He projects to be a 3 and D role player in the NBA, but he will need to show that he can consistently excel against top competition in games.  Right now, he is a second round prospect in the 2021 draft.

Links:
ESPN Draft Profile
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
YouTube’s Highlights of the 11/28/19 Pepperdine-Arizona Game via DN Highlights
YouTube’s Highlights of the 11/27/20 Pepperdine-UCLA Game via Matthew Loves Ball
The NBA’s 2021 NBA Draft Combine Player Measurements

Games Scouted:
6/25/21 The 2021 NBA Draft Combine

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