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Tuesday / September 17.
  • Five-star Anthony Edwards commits to Georgia

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Georgia coach Tom Crean got a major piece for his rebuilding effort on Monday morning when Anthony Edwards, the 6-foot-5, 215-pound shooting guard from Holy Spirit Prep (GA), verbally committed to the Bulldogs.

    Edwards, who reclassified to 2019 from 2020 and is now the top prospect according to 247Sports.com, chose Georgia over Kentucky and Florida State. According to 247Sports.com, he is the highest-rated recruit to ever commit to Georgia.

    “I’ll be attending college basketball at the University of Georgia,” he said on CBS Sports HQ.

    “I chose Georgia because two of my favorite players, Dwyane Wade and Victor Oladipo, was coached by Tom Crean and he’s a great coach with player development. They came in not highly rated and they came out, Dwyane Wade a really good player has had a really good career so it weighed big on me.”

    Edwards said he made the decision after taking an unoffcial to campus.

    “I just felt the fans in the gym and everybody showing love so I just felt like I was home,” he said.

    Edwards will play about an hour and a half from home.

    “My sister just had my nephew,” he said. “I want him to see my play, I want to see him grow, so that was a big factor.”

    According to 247Sports, Edwards is a five-star prospect, ranked No. 2 nationally, and is the No. 1 shooting guard.

    “Play-making, getting everybody involved and just making the team better,” he said of what he’ll bring.

    He is the projected No. 2 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, per ESPN.com.

    With Edwards off the board, Cole Anthony, Jaden McDaniels and Matthew Hurt remain the uncommitted players in the Top 10 of the ESPN.com rankings.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.