Logo

3 - Carsen Edwards

Purdue 

  • Birthday: 3/12/98
  • NBA Position: Point Guard
  • Class: Junior
  • Ht: 6-0
  • Wt: 200
  • Hometown: Humble, TX
  • High School: Atascocita
  • Team Site Profile
  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Overall

89

2019
Mock:  31

NBA Comparison: Quinn Cook/Frank Mason

Strengths: High scoring Purdue guard, Carsen Edwards proved once again in this past NCAA tournament that he could really grab points in a hurry, and a lot of the skills he used to do so will be his most appealing traits when looking toward an NBA future ... Carsen scored an impressive 24.3 points per game last season as a Junior, including three 40 point games (2 in the NCAA tournament) ... A high volume 3 point shooter, Edwards hit a whopping 135 three pointers (3.8 per game) on 35.5% shooting last season ... He has NBA range, a nice release, and the ability to gain separation against his defender ... While 35.5% from deep isn't a jaw dropping number, as a sophomore he 40% from beyond the arc on only 6.5 attempts per game on a team that wasn't as reliant on him for offense ... An absolute terror in transition, Edwards is fearless on the break, and has excellent end to end speed that allows him to use get a nice number of fast break layups ... Using his elite quickness, plus ball handling skills, and low center of gravity, Edwards is great off the dribble, and has a knack at getting into the lane ... Carsen is a creative finisher once he does get to the rim, and with his above average leaping ability he finishes above the rim at a surprising rate for a player his size ... At 6' in shoes, he has a 6'6.25'' wingspan, which allows him to play much larger than his listed height ... Pair that with his athletic ability and it helps his cause further still ... Edwards also sports a well muscled 200 pound frame that will allow him to hold his own in league with much larger, stronger players ... Although defense isn't his calling card, especially since he was asked to do so much on offense for the Boilermakers, Carsen has good anticipation in the passing lanes, and is a surprisingly adept shot blocker in fast break or help side situations, in part due to his athletic ability but also due to natural timing ... Edwards is also pretty a pretty solid defensive rebounder for someone his size (3.6 per game) and while this certainly won't be his calling card in the NBA, he does look to push those defensive rebounding opportunities into fast break opportunities, which is certainly something that can translate to the next level ... A scrappy, clutch player, Edwards is comfortable in big moments, and proved he has the ability to carry a massive burden of a college team's offensive load ... He also made significant improvement in each of his three collegiate seasons ...

Weaknesses: Carsen Edwards is a nice passer on the break, but is really a shooting guard, and just doesn't have the mentality of a point guard ... This gives him appeal as a guy you can bring off the bench to fill it up, but his style doesn't really lend himself as someone who projects to be an NBA starter ... As a junior, he shot just 49% at the rim (hoop-math.com) and in the NBA against longer, athletic defenders, scoring at the rim will be considerably harder than it was in college ... Only averaged 2.9 assists last season, and is more of a one on one iso player than a guy who can be used to consistently set up teammates outside of fast breaks and drive and kick situations ... Despite a nice wingspan, he only has a 7'10.5'' standing reach, which is very poor for an NBA player ... He also measured the shortest player last season (5'10'' without shoes) when he tested the waters at the NBA combine ... This will make him a guy that is very easy to shoot over, or back down at the next level. Aside from his instincts in the passing lanes, Edwards projects to be a player that will be a defensive liability in the NBA (especially since his natural position is a shooting guard) ... Despite a lot of in game athleticism that is displayed, Edwards didn't establish himself as an elite athlete during last year's combine testing ...

Overall: After a gutsy performance in the NCAA tournament, paired with a defined record of improvement, Carsen Edwards is an intriguing one way option to consider ... He is really a high level scorer, who's offensive game will allow him to get points in the NBA ... Very early in his career, he could contribute as a scoring oriented bench player, but his limited size and the fact his natural position is shooting guard limit his ceiling.

Notes: Measured 6'0 without shoes, 6'0 with shoes, 199 lbs, with a 6'6 wingspan and 7' 10.5" standing reach at the 2019 NBA Draft Combine ... Measured 5'10'' without shoes, 6' with shoes, 195 lbs, with a 6'6.25' wingspan and 7'10.5'' standing reach at the June 2018 NBA Combine ... His brother Vince was drafted 52nd overall in the 2018 NBA Draft. 2nd Team All-American (2019) ... Measured 6'0 without shoes, 6'1.5 with shoes, 195 lbs, with a 6'5 wingspan and 7'9.75 standing reach at the June 2017 USA U19 tryouts ...

David Ray 5/19/19

March 23, 2016

January 7, 2016

June 27, 2015

March 1, 2015

Related Content

RSS: Syndicate content