2. Kessler Edwards, SF, Pepperdine
Pepperdine is not usually regarded as a college that produces a ton of NBA talent, but that could change as a result of Edwards, who has spent the last two years making the Waves into a team that could at least make WCC kings Gonzaga sweat for a bit. The NBA was certainly intrigued by his performances.
Edwards is a 6-8 small forward that will make his mark as a shooter first and foremost. He is able to use his frame to back down post defenders and cash in easy shots inside the arc. Edwards makes his mark at the rim, as he has been proven to be one of the best finishers close to the basket in all of college basketball.
Kessler Edwards has plenty of tools for the Nets to work with.
Edwards is not a tremendous athlete, and he had issues with regard to creating his own shot for himself against some inferior Western Coast Conference competition. If they gave him fits, what will the Bucks do?
Luckily, Edwards would arrive on a Nets team that would guarantee him wide-open shots due to their collection of stars. Edwards would be able to show off his lethal scoring, solid on-ball defense, and exceptional versatility, which could help him stick in Brooklyn for years to come.