After a solid four years at Purdue, Vincent Edwards looks to take his talent to the NBA.
Vincent Edwards is a 6-7 forward that spent his collegiate career at Purdue University, starting all four years being a very productive player for the Boilermakers throughout.
Over his four years, Edwards averaged 11.9 points, 2.9 assists, and 5.6 rebounds. He was able to shoot 47.3 percent from the field and 39.2 percent from behind the arc.
Edwards is coming off his best season as a Boilermaker averaging 14.6 points, 2.9 assists, and 7.4 rebounds. Edwards had a bigger role last season as he was the teams third leading scorer and he leads the team in total rebounds. His performance last season was a big reason Purdue was able to the finish the season with a record of 30-7.
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Edwards is more of an all-around player he doesn’t really specialize in any particular skill set and he can help a team in a lot of ways.
On the offensive end, Edwards has shown the ability to score in many ways. He can shoot, take you off the dribble and even sometimes make a move in the post if he has the advantage. He isn’t limited to range as he is able to knock-down the three ball at a pretty good rate and has improved his jumper throughout college. However, Edwards might have to make some minor changes to his jump shot to make sure he is able to get it off quicker against NBA talent.
Edwards lacks top-notch speed so, he will have to find other ways to get himself open off the dribble which, he did in college.
Fight is something Edwards doesn’t lack at all. He will get after it on the glass on both ends of the floor. Keeping the other team on their heels when a shot goes up.
Edwards is a decent defender however, he can have a few lapses on the defensive end and can sometimes struggle against someone that is longer or a little more athletic.
In the NBA, if his talent transfers over and he is able to improve some things with professional trainers, he could be a very solid role player for many teams in the league.
Edwards could possibly find himself getting picked late in the first-round of the draft, however, it is more likely he is taken in the second-round. However, the Atlanta Hawks find themselves with the last pick in the first-round and if Edwards is available it would not be a bad pick for the Hawks.
With his all-around ability, he is able to do many things for a team and help in a lot of areas. The Hawks are more of looking for the best players in the draft rather than the best player at a certain position. With them already having a rising talent at the forward position with Taurean Prince, don’t be surprised if the Hawks look to add another forward in Edwards to the team.
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