The NBA Draft is finally here, and the long-awaited first pick has been revealed. The Minnesota Timberwolves have selected Georgia SG Anthony Edwards with the No. 1 overall pick.
Edwards averaged 19.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 33 minutes over 32 games as a freshman at the University of Georgia last season. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound guard has drawn multiple comparisons to high-caliber guards like Dwyane Wade and Donovan Mitchell.
“It’s an indescribable feeling,” Edwards said. “I can’t even describe it. So many emotions. My family is emotional. I feel like when I get out of here I’m going to be emotional. It’s beyond measure to be in this situation.”
The shooting guard has been drawing a lot of attention since his high school days at Atlanta’s Holy Spirit Prep. Edwards averaged 25.7 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 3.2 combined blocks and steals per game as a high school senior.
The Timberwolves haven't been able to make the playoffs since 2018, and Edwards is expected to bring them back there alongside D'Angelo Russell and Karl Anthony Towns.
Let’s get it Young Killa @theantman05— D'Angelo Russell (@Dloading) November 19, 2020