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Anthony Edwards selected by Timberwolves with No. 1 pick in 2020 NBA Draft

Anthony Edwards, Timberwolves, NBA Draft

In the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft, Anthony Edwards was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with No. 1 pick, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Coming out of high school, Edwards was rated as a consensus five-star recruit and recognized by many as the top shooting guard in the 2019 class. He would go on and commit to play for the University of Georgia ultimately becoming the program’s best recruit in the modern era. Edwards chose his hometown university over offers from other Division I powerhouses in Florida State, Kansas, Kentucky, and North Carolina.

He made his debut for the Bulldogs with tallies of 24 points, nine rebounds, and four steals in a 91-72 win over the Western Carolina Catamounts. It was the most points scored by a Georgia freshman since Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Dominique Wilkins in 1979.

Anthony Edwards also broke out in the Maui Invitational where he scored a season-high 37 points to go with six rebounds, four steals, and three blocks in a 93-85 loss to No.3 ranked Michigan State. He etched his name in history books once again after becoming the first Georgia freshman to score at least 37 points in a game since Jacky Dorsey did in 1975.

Throughout his one-and-done campaign last season, he averaged norms of 19.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game through 33 minutes of action in 32 appearances for the Bulldogs. He ultimately emerged as the top scorer of his team and among all freshmen in the country.

By the end of the season, he garnered second-team All-SEC and SEC Freshman of the Year honors. Edwards collected four SEC Freshman of the Week accolades during the season, setting the record for the most in program history. He was also one of five finalists for the Jerry West Award, which recognizes the nation’s top collegiate shooting guard.

This is absolutely a solid get for the Minnesota Timberwolves.