Texas Basketball: 2019 class tops UGA despite Anthony Edwards pledge


Edwards chose Georgia over Kentucky after canceling a scheduled official visit to Florida State this past weekend.

Edwards says Georgia's Tom Crean coached his two favorite players, Dwyane Wade at Marquette and Victor Oladipo at Indiana. The Atlanta native also made the hour and a half trek down to Athens for an unofficial visit at least once since his December official visit.

Edwards, who now attends Holy Spirit Prep in Atlanta, had received a number of offers but cut his list to five schools in November, when he reclassified from 2020 to 2019. He is ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the nation by 247 Sports, but No.2 by 247 Sports Composite. That does still rank one spot behind the 2019 Texas basketball recruiting class.

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BC-BKC-Georgia-Edwards Commitment, 151Georgia's Crean lands commitment from No. 2 prospect EdwardsEds: APNewsNow. The 52-year-old took charge of Georgia in March last year but has previously coached National Basketball Association stars such as Dwyane Wade and Victor Oladipo. "When I went to a game, I felt the fans and the gym, everybody showing love, it felt like I was home".

Adding Edwards helped boost the Bulldogs in the 2019 recruiting rankings, all the way up to No. 12.

Playing for the Atlanta Xpress grassroots program on the Under Armour Association circuit, Edwards averaged 20.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists while shooting 47.4 percent from 3-point range. In a recent 2020 mock draft from ESPN's Jonathan Givony, Edwards was the projected No. 2 pick behind uncommitted senior Jaden McDaniels. He joins consensus four-star prospects Jaykwon Walton, who is a former Miss State commit, and Toumani Camara.