Anthony Edwards has decided to spend his likely one season in college at the University of Georgia. The 6′-5″, 215lb shooting guard out of Atlanta burst into the 2019 recruiting class after deciding to reclassify back on November 20, 2018. He was immediately put down as the No. 1 player in the class at 247 Sports and No. 2 in Rivals’ rankings. What was once Memphis commit James Wiseman’s No. 1 ranking, Edwards became a competitor for the spot overnight. Now Georgia has the best player in the nation on their team. Edwards made some comments about his future team and why he made the decision to Evan Daniels of 247 Sports and CBS Sports:
“I chose Georgia because two of my favorite players, Dwyane Wade and Victor Oladipo [were] coached by Tom Crean and he’s a great coach for player development.”
Making his announcement live on CBS Sports HQ this morning at 9:00 a.m. ET, the decision came down to Florida State, Georgia, and Kentucky. The high school senior is averaging 26.7 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game this season and is going to be a dominating force in the NCAA next season.
The talented shooting guard did not make things easy on analysts during his recruitment. In what turned into an unconventional recruiting process, Anthony Edwards canceled more official visits than he attended. Edwards did not visit Kansas, North Carolina, and the latest cancellation came last week when he canceled on Florida State. The only official visits Edwards made were to Kentucky and Georgia. The biggest shock had to be the Florida State cancellation, the Seminoles were long considered the second favorite behind Georgia during the recruiting process.
In the end, Anthony Edwards decided to attend Georgia and will contribute immediately. Edwards is a transcendent talent. At the moment he is projected to be the #1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, by NBADraft.net. As a shooting guard, Anthony Edwards can put up points. He shoots 38% from beyond the arc but uses his strength and athleticism to get himself into the paint against less aggressive defenders. Now, Georgia and Tom Crean can look forward to having an absolutely dominant player on their team for next season. Edwards will play alongside incoming freshman Jaykwon Walton and Toumani Camara, both four-star, top-100 recruits.