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Georgia Basketball: Top 2019 prospect Anthony Edwards chooses Bulldogs

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Consensus top-five 2019 prospect Anthony Edwards finally makes a college choice. He’ll be playing for Tom Crean and Georgia Basketball for the 2019-20 season.

Five-star recruit Anthony Edwards announced that he will stay in-state and attend the

University of Georgia

on Monday afternoon. He essentially chose the Bulldogs over the

Kentucky Wildcats

as he canceled his other official visits to Florida State, Kansas, and

North Carolina


“The reason I picked the University of Georgia is because it’s my home school,” Edwards told ESPN’s Paul Biancardi. “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.”


took official visits to both Georgia and Kentucky. 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.

The 6-foot-4 wing is the highest-ranked recruit ever to select the Bulldogs, surpassing Lou Williams and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. He is ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the nation by 247 Sports, but No.2 by  247 Sports Composite. He is also ranked No. 2 in the class by Rivals and No. 5 by ESPN.

Edwards, who is an excellent scorer, could immediately become Georgia’s No. 1 offensive option in 2019-20 despite the fact that the Bulldogs are expected to return four of their top five players from this year’s squad. Rayshaun Hammonds, Nicolas Claxton, Tyree Crump, and TeShaun Hightower are the four players.

Overall, Edwards’ addition is Crean’s third recruit in the class. He joins consensus four-star prospects Jaykwon Walton, who is a former Miss State commit, and Toumani Camara. According to 247Sports, the Bulldogs now have the 12th best-recruiting class for this upcoming season. And Georgia still has some work to do on the recruiting trail as the Bulldogs have one scholarship available left.

Edwards told Biancardi he planned to recruit uncommitted classmates Precious Achiuwa and Lester Quinones to Georgia. While both players are consensus top-100 prospects, neither currently hold an offer from the Bulldogs.

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However, Tony Johnson Jr., Kamar Robertson, Trae Broadnax, Gerald Drumgoole Jr., Christian Brown and Kuany Kuany do hold offers. Johnson appears to be their top choice of the six players followed by Brown and Broadnax.