Zach Edey insists there’s more to his game than meets the eye as he prepares to enter NBA


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CHICAGO (AP) — For all he accomplished the past four years at Purdue, Zach Edey realizes there are some huge questions surrounding his game — almost as big as his 7-foot-4 frame.

Though he was the national Player of the Year the past two seasons and led the Boilermakers to the championship game this year, he is viewed as a slow-footed defender who can’t stretch the floor on offense, either.

Those are two big marks against him as he prepares to enter the NBA. He also wants to make it clear there’s more to his game than meets the eye — or what’s on video.

“I’m the college player of the year, but I’m going to the NBA,” Edey said this week at the NBA draft combine. “You’ve got to leave all that behind. I’ve got to re-establish myself.”

Edey is a bit of a throwback with his back-to-the-basket game. But he’s entering a league fixated ...

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