Kaleb Wesson has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft and plans to see the process through. He debated making the jump to the NBA last year but ultimately decided on another year at Ohio State. Ohio State was all over the map this year competitively, but Wesson was solid all year long. He is projected to be a second-round pick and without the NBA Combine, it could be hard for him to gain any ground in his projection. This is an issue that several prospects are currently facing with the 2020 NBA Draft.
— Kaleb Wesson (@Elite_Hooper99) April 1, 2020
The Buckeyes relied heavily on Wesson being in the post this season. He was the anchor for the team and the team could have a problem recovering with recent losses to the roster. Wesson’s points per game went down slightly this year, but his rebounds went up from 6.9 to 9.3 per game. He averaged 14.6 points per game last year and 14 points per game this year. His three-point percentage was really good this year at 42.5 percent. His overall field goal percentage this year was 44.4 percent.
— Ohio State on BTN (@OhioStateOnBTN) February 5, 2020
The biggest issue for Wesson in the NBA is his size. He played a lot of his minutes at the center position, but his size indicates he will be an NBA power forward. Wesson is listed at 6’9″ and 270 pounds and his skillset would suggest he is not an NBA center. He can carve out a solid role in the NBA with his skillset. Forwards that can stretch their shots are always a valuable asset to NBA teams. He can be a valuable role player in the NBA.