Anthony Edwards, one of many prime prospects for the 2019 recruiting class, has dedicated to Georgia.
The 17-year-old, a top-five senior choose for ESPN and the primary prospect within the High247 2019 recruiting class, made his choice public on Monday through an interview with CBS Sports.
Edwards, who presently attends Holy Spirit Prep in Atlanta, had acquired a variety of presents however minimize his listing to 5 faculties in November, when he reclassified from 2020 to 2019.
The taking pictures guard visited each Georgia and Kentucky however by no means accepted an invite to go to Kansas and North Carolina. He was scheduled to go to Florida State over the weekend however canceled the go to and dedicated to Georgia as a substitute.
“The reason I picked the University of Georgia is because it’s my home school,” he was quoted as saying by ESPN. “I want to put the state school back on the basketball map. Tom Crean is a great dude, and I believe in him coaching me and developing me. On my visit we watched film together, and he talks with so much energy.”
Edwards, who ranks because the primary taking pictures guard in ESPN 100 for the category of 2019, develop into the Bulldogs’ highest ranked recruit in historical past.
He can also be the primary top-ranked Georgia prospect to choose to attend faculty in his dwelling state since Kentavious Caldwell-Pope did so in 2011.
The 17-year-old, who took an official go to to Georgia on December 1, added that the chance to be coached by Crean was a decisive issue. The 52-year-old took cost of Georgia in March final 12 months however has beforehand coached NBA stars reminiscent of Dwyane Wade and Victor Oladipo.
“Two of my favorite players, Dwyane Wade and Victor Oladipo, were coached by Tom Crean and he’s a great coach,” Edwards was quoted as saying by 247Sports.
“They came in, not highly rated, and came out really good. It weighed big on me.”
Edwards lives roughly 90 minutes away from Georgia’s campus and he admitted the chance of remaining near his household whereas at school was essential to him.
“I went to a recreation and I felt the followers within the gymnasium, all people displaying love, and I felt like I used to be dwelling,” he added.
“My sister simply had my nephew, I need to see him develop, so [staying close to home] was an enormous issue.”
A McDonald’s All-American choice, the 6-foot-Four guard is averaging 26.7 factors, 8.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists this season, whereas taking pictures 38 % from past the arc.
Edwards was a McDonald’s All-American choice this 12 months. Twitter