Walker Kessler

Created on 8/4/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

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

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:
Decent low post scorer
Has stretch big potential
Adequate playmaker for his size
Good rebounder
Adequate defender
Solid shot blocker
Has solid strength

Cons:
Needs to improve his outside shot
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Struggles to defend quicker players
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 regardless, and he could be due for a breakout sophomore season in 2022.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile

Games Scouted:
12/1/20 North Carolina vs. Stanford
12/2/20 North Carolina vs. Texas

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