Updated on 1/6/24. Written by Alan Lu.
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
Solid low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker for his size
Sets good screens for his teammates on offense
Solid shot blocker
Has good strength
Needs to improve his face-up game
Must extend his shooting range
Must expand upon his low post moves
Can struggle to make quick decisions on offense
Struggles to defend quicker players
Only an average athlete
Zach Edey is a strong, physical center that can overpower opponents in the middle to score, rebound, and block shots in the paint. He’ll need to expand upon his skill set on offense and show that he can match up to quicker, more athletic opponents. He had a very good junior season, as he has helped lead Purdue to many wins in college basketball, but they ended up being upset in the first round by 16th seeded Fairleigh Dickinson.
This year, Edey is having another very good season, and since this year is regarding to be a weak draft, his stock has ascended to the point where he could be a first round pick this year. Currently, he projects to go in the late first to the second round range for the 2024 draft.
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