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33 - Gavin Edwards

6-9, 230 Power Forward
UConn Senior
Birthday
01/15/88 (32.8 yrs)
Hometown
Gilbert, AZ
High School
Mesquite
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
6
Size
8
Defense
7
Strength
6
Quickness
7
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
8
Rebounding
7
Potential
7
Post Skills
6
Intangibles
7
84 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Rick Rickert

Strengths: Fundamentally sound player … Solid lateral speed for a four … Exceptional free throw shooter for a power forward … Great touch on mid-range jumpshot … Runs the floor well for a 6’9” power forward … Solid feel for the game … Has a great sense for weak-side help defense … Blocks shots well for a player with his physical abilities … Rarely gets himself into foul trouble …

Weaknesses: Lack of physical strength and ability to bang inside is his biggest weakness … The biggest knock on Edwards will be his lack of physicality in the aint … Edwards does not possess the skill set to be a small forward, so improving on his low-post game will be a necessity. Not a great athlete … Cannot finish very well after contact … Does not display much elevation in getting rebounds … Slow in releasing his jumpshot … Does not regularly exhibit full repertoire of low-post moves … Not a shot blocker… Loses his man on the offensive glass more than he should … Does not create contact in the post with enough regularity …

Notes: Edwards is one of those players who should get a look from NBA teams even though he is likely to go undrafted … With his above average ability to run the floor, shoot the mid-range jumpshot and consistently make free throws, Edwards has some potential for the next level, however his game appears to be better suited for Europe …

Adam Giardino – 2/25/2010

Strengths: Exceptional team player who knows how to fill a role … Doesn’t make many mistakes. Fundamentally sound player with good footworkand awareness inside … Will do the dirty work that he needs to do for his team to win … Brings instant energy off the bench for UConn and goes 110% on both ends of the floor … Has a very smooth mid-range jumpshot for a big man … Can knock a shot down consistently from 15-feet but often doesn’t look to shoot the ball …Possesses a long frame, solid athleticism, and skills that make him an intriguing NBA prospect.

Weaknesses: Lacks go-to post moves…Still is a bit skinny and needs to add strength so he can establish position more effectively … Not aparticularly explosive leaper, but has good instincts and solid athleticism that can make him a legitimate shot-blocking threat … Though he has a good midrange stroke, Edwards is hesitant to shoot the ball when he catches it at the high-post … Only played 6.7 minutes per game as a freshman, so much of his tentativeness can be attributed to lack of playing time.

Notes: Edwards father, Earl, played in the NFL for 11 seasons. Edwards was a late bloomer who was being recruited by mostly mid-major schools until UConn offered. He has the size and skill set to be a very productive player, and with four years under Jim Calhoun coaching, he projects as a potential NBA prospect.

Kevin Duffy – 10/19/2007

 

SEASON
TEAM
MIN
PTS
REB
AST
TO
A/T
STL
BLK
PF
FG%
FT%
3P%
PPS
2006-07 CONN 6.5 2 1.9 0.1 0.4 0.25 0.1 0.6 0.9 0.567 0.435 0 1.47
2007-08 CONN 7.9 2.9 1.6 0.2 0.5 0.41 0.3 0.4 1.3 0.55 0.767 0 1.48
2008-09 CONN 11.7 3.8 3 0.3 0.6 0.52 0.4 0.8 1.7 0.638 0.745 0 1.71
2009-10 CONN 30.4 10.6 6.5 0.8 1.8 0.42 0.8 2 2.5 0.592 0.782 0 1.62
PerGame   15.0 5.1 3.4 0.4 0.9 0.4 0.4 1.0 1.7 0.593 0.737 0 1.61

 

SEASON
TEAM
GP
MIN
FG
FGA
FTM
FTA
3PM
3PA
PTS
OFF
DEF
TOT
AST
TO
STL
BLK
PF
2006-07 CONN 22 144 17 30 10 23 0 0 44 15 26 41 2 8 3 13 19
2007-08 CONN 31 244 33 60 23 30 0 0 89 24 27 51 7 17 10 12 39
2008-09 CONN 36 422 51 80 35 47 0 0 137 45 62 107 12 23 13 27 60
2009-10 CONN 34 1034 132 223 97 124 0 1 361 87 134 221 26 62 26 69 86
Totals   123 1844 233 393 165 224 0 1 631 171 249 420 47 110 52 121 204
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