Updated on 12/28/21. Written by Alan Lu.
College: Ohio State
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Solid low post scorer
Sets good screens for his teammates on offense
Solid shot blocker
Above average athlete
Has great strength
Needs to improve his face-up game
Must extend his shooting range
Can struggle to score in traffic
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Struggles to guard quicker players
Undersized to play inside
Zed Key is a strong, physical combo forward that is a very good low post scorer on offense. He scored 20 points in his team’s November 30th win against Duke, and his strong post play proved vital for them down the stretch. He will need to improve his outside shot and show teams that he can consistently defend upper-echelon opponents. Currently, he projects to be a borderline second round candidate for the 2022 draft.
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