Walker Kessler

Updated on 1/16/22.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 7-0
Weight: 245
College: Auburn
Classification: Sophomore
Birthdate: 7/26/2001

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round

Pros:
Decent low post scorer
Has stretch big potential
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Solid rebounder
Decent defender
Great shot blocker
Has solid strength
Good motor

Cons:
Needs to improve his outside shot
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can struggle to guard quicker players
Can be foul prone
Only an average athlete
Didn’t play much as a freshman

Summary:
Walker Kessler is a strong, physical center that played his freshman season at North Carolina before transferring to Auburn.  He’s a skilled scorer that can operate out of the post, and he also has the capability to knock down outside shots.  He was buried on the bench on North Carolina, but he played well in limited minutes. So far, he’s off to a strong start at Auburn, and he could be a good find for an NBA team in the 2022 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile

Games Scouted:
12/1/20 North Carolina vs. Stanford
12/2/20 North Carolina vs. Texas
11/24/21 Auburn vs. Connecticut
12/29/21 Auburn vs. LSU
1/11/22 Auburn vs. Alabama

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