5-Star Recruit Anthony Edwards Commits to Georgia

5-star Holy Spirit guard Anthony Edwards makes commitment decision

"I want to put the state school back on the basketball map".

"The reason I picked the University of Georgia is because it's my home school", Edwards told ESPN's Paul Biancardi. "On my visit we watched film together, and he talks with so much energy".

The Georgia Bulldogs have landed 2019 five-star guard Anthony Edwards on the recruiting trail.

Edwards ultimately chose to pick Georgia over Florida State and Kentucky during his commitment process and is planning to bring a National Championship to Athens, turning a new leaf for an improving program that's had a shaky start to Crean's coaching tenure at Georgia. He narrowed down his final commitment decision to Georgia, Florida State, and Kentucky amid an offer sheet that included 16 schools. 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.

Kentucky now has the ninth-ranked 2019 recruiting class in the 247Sports rankings.

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

It's a statement for head coach Tom Crean in his first season with the Bulldogs.

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. Edwards, a blue chip prospect that is projected to go No. 1 overall in the 2020 NBA Draft according to NBADraft.net, is vertically gifted at the 2 guard position with pro comparisons to James Harden. Edwards says having family so close was "a big factor".

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