5-star Anthony Edwards commits to the Georgia Bulldogs

Georgia Anthony Edwards

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Edwards would certainly be a huge get for the Bulldogs, as they have not had a five-star enrollee in several years.

Anthony Edwards, a five-star recruit considered a consensus top-five member of the 2019 class, chose to stay home and play for the Bulldogs on an announcement on Monday, spurning the likes of Kentucky in the process.

Originally a member of the 2020 recruiting class, Anthony Edwards recently made a decision to join the 2019 grouping instead.

Edwards is excited to be coached by Tom Crean, who has been tied to some of the NBA's biggest stars.

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. Some of his highlights are absolutely incredible, showing that he can live above the rim.

He trails only Memphis center James Wiseman on the recruiting chart, but is still the top-rated shooting guard and the No. 1 overall prospect from the state of Georgia.

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.

Prior to his commitment, many speculated Anthony Edwards would be staying "home". In a recent ESPN mock draft for 2020, Edwards is selected No. 2 behind Jaden McDaniels.

Yet, the fact that Georgia was able to land Edwards and still didn't crack the top 10 national class rankings shows how top heavy it is now. He joins consensus four-star prospects Jaykwon Walton, who is a former Miss State commit, and Toumani Camara. This is an interesting recruiting cycle since Georgia was able to land the No. 1 prospect in the nation and Kansas isn't anywhere close to the top class in the Big 12.

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