Georgia guard Anthony Edwards announced his decision to enter the 2020 NBA Draft and forgo his final three years of college eligibility.
Edwards announced his decision to Evan Daniels of 247Sports.
“I think I should go number one, no doubt,” Edwards told 247Sports. “That’s the only place I think I should go.”
The 6-foot-5, 225-pound combo guard averaged 19.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game, while shooting 40.2 percent from the field and 29.4 percent from three-point.
“I just feel like I got the physical tools,” Edwards said when asked if he was ready for the draft. “I feel like my body frame is already there and I’m going to stay in the gym and continue to get better.”
Edwards scored at least 20 points in 13 games and also scored 30 points three times.
“I think he has to be a realistic option for No. 1,” one NBA scout told 247Sports. “He has size and strength for position with ability to make shots and create for others. He’s shown glimpses defensively and can impact both sides of the ball. The potential is there to be a future superstar.”
The Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks were the six worst teams in the NBA at the time of the season’s postponement.
Any of those six teams would benefit from adding a prospect with Edwards’ talent.
Here’s a mini-hype video of some of Edwards’ highlights from his lone college season: