The Boston Celtics have a new shooting ace in rookie Carsen Edwards, a player who can pay immediate dividends for a team seeking its 18th championship banner.
Edwards, who was taken with the No. 33 pick and had the rights traded away to the Celtics, has a chance to make an impact right off the bat.
A second team All-American selection as a junior, Edwards averaged 24.3 points per game. His play was a big reason the Purdue Boilermakers reached the South regional final in last year’s NCAA tournament. Edwards averaged 34.8 points over four games, including dropping 42 on eventual national champion Virginia.
Carsen Edwards averaged just under four made 3’s per game overall, totaling 135 on the season and finishing with 281 in his career.
In summer league play, Edwards continued to shine. He averaged 19.4 points in five games and was a constant threat from beyond the arc.
The true test, of course, will be the grind of the NBA regular season. Edwards should play an integral part for the Boston Celtics team that is fairly youthful across the board (at least in terms of age). Here are three keys for Edwards to have a successful NBA season in 2019-20.