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2019 NBA Draft Sleeper Watch: Carsen Edwards’ Tough Week

Steve Dewald provides this week’s viewing guide for potential 2019 NBA Draft sleepers.

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College basketball is in full swing, and so are the prospects that will comprise the 2019 NBA Draft. With an abundance of action underway, contributor Steve Dewald delivers his prospect-centered viewing schedule for the upcoming week of games.

Instead of focusing on the obvious matchups each week, we are going to deliver a few under-the-radar games worth keeping an eye on. Here are the games that will feature a handful of prospects that could make some serious noise on draft night.

Syracuse vs Ohio State

Date: Wednesday, November 28

Time: 7:00 PM (EST)

Viewing Options: ESPN2

After a pair of high-profile losses to UCONN and Oregon, Syracuse will look to get back on track against a ranked Ohio State squad. Guard Tyus Battle went a perfect 3-3 from beyond the arc in his last outing, and he will look to keep things going when facing the Buckeyes. Forward Oshae Brissett will be tasked with keeping Ohio State’s Kaleb Wesson in check.

Purdue vs Florida State

Date: Wednesday, November 28

Time: 9:15 PM (EST)

Viewing Options: ESPN2

Boilermakers guard Carsen Edwards is currently averaging a career-high 25.3 points per game. Florida State is loaded with athletic defenders, which will give Edwards an opportunity to test himself against NBA-caliber athletes.

Mississippi State vs Dayton

Date: Friday, November 30

Time: 7:00 PM (EST)

Viewing Options: CBSSN

Aric Holman has done a little bit of everything for the Bulldogs to start the season. Mississippi State is 4-1, and Holman is producing on both ends of the court. He has recorded three double-doubles through five games, and he is averaging three blocks per game. Dayton’s Josh Cunningham and Obadiah Toppin will keep Holman busy in this contest.

Nevada vs USC

Date: Saturday, December 1

Time: 4:30 PM (EST)

Viewing Options: FOX

After testing the NBA Draft waters last spring, Caleb Martin is headlining a stellar Nevada squad. Martin’s experience will be put to the test when he faces USC’s talented freshmen, Kevin Porter Jr. This contest doesn’t take place until late in the week, so hopefully Porter will be fully recovered from a thigh injury that kept him on the sidelines in the Trojans’ last outing.


Make sure you check out our most recent 2019 NBA Draft Big Board for more coverage of this year’s prospects.