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16:36  11 february  2019
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No. 2 prospect Edwards stays in state, commits to Georgia

No. 2 prospect Edwards stays in state, commits to Georgia The No. 2 prospect Anthony Edwards is staying close to home by committing to Georgia. The shooting guard is from Holy Spirit Prep in Atlanta. Edwards chose Georgia over Kentucky and Florida State. He says one factor was Georgia's Tom Crean coached his two favorite players, Dwyane Wade at Marquette and Victor Oladipo at Indiana. "He's a great coach for player development," Edwards said. "They came in not the greatest and they came out really great players. Dwyane Wade has had a really good career, so it weighed on me." The No. 2 prospect by the 247 Sports composite ranking also considered Kentucky, Florida State and North Carolina.

Chosen 25 SG Anthony Edwards reclassifies from 2020 to 2019. Currently attending Holy Spirit Prep (Atlanta), Edwards could choose to stay close to home if he picks Georgia . It would greatly bolster a sub-par 2019 Bulldog recruiting class, currently ranked No. 42 in the nation and No. 7 in the

Chosen 25 shooting guard Anthony Edwards unique talent who could make the case for being the top player in the country regardless of class. Holy Spirit Prep (Atlanta) shooting guard Anthony Edwards is officially a member of the 2019 class after reclassifying from 2020, according to Edwards .

Chosen 25 SG Anthony Edwards commits to Georgia© Associated Press Associated Press

When news began to leak that Holy Spirit Prep (Atlanta) shooting guard Anthony Edwards cancelled his official visit to Florida State this past weekend, it raised eyebrows as his decision loomed a day after he was due to return.

On Monday the world found out why when Edwards committed to Georgia over the Seminoles and Kentucky.

Edwards, who is ranked No. 2 overall in USA Today Sports' Chosen 25 in 2019, is the Bulldogs' highest ranked recruit ever and is widely regarded as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.


At 6-foot-5, Edwards scores efficiently at all three levels, is virtually impossible to keep out of the lane, knocks down threes from NBA range and is an elite athlete who finishes with ferocious dunks through contact.

Alabama already has 10 commits for 2020 class

Alabama already has 10 commits for 2020 class With the 2019 college football National Signing Day now in the past, universities are already starting to get to work on their 2020 recruiting classes. 

Anthony Edwards wants schools to have believed in from day one, but remains open to late comers. “When all the schools were hitting me early I had to tell them not to hit me all the time,” Edwards said. “We don’t have all that much to talk about so there’s no need for all of that.

Anthony Edwards (born August 5, 2001) is an American basketball player who attends Holy Spirit Preparatory School in Atlanta, Georgia .

This season, Edwards is averaging 26.7 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.1 steals a game.

Edwards is the Bulldogs' third commit from the 2019 class, joining Chaminade-Madonna Prep (Hollywood, Fla.) wing Toumani Camara and Carver High School (Montgomery, Ala.) wing Jaykwon Walton.

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