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Anthony Edwards - Shooting guard who was selected first overall in the 2020 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He played one year of college basketball at the University of Georgia.

Anthony Edwards: Stats

PPG: 16.8 RPG: 4.2

APG: 2.5 PIE: 8.0

HEIGHT: 6'4" (1.93m) WEIGHT: 225lb (102kg)


AGE: 19 years BIRTHDATE: August 5, 2001

DRAFT: 2020 R1 Pick 1 EXPERIENCE: Rookie

Anthony Edwards: Bio

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Anthony Devante Edwards was born on the 5th of August 2001 to his mother, Yvette, and his father, Roger Caruth at Atlanta, Georgia. Unfortunately, the young lad lost his mom and grandmother to the cold hands of death at a very tender age. Notwithstanding, he didn't lack the care he needed as his elder brother and sister raised him with so much love.

Anthony Edwards: Early Life

As a little boy, the NBA shooting guard enjoyed spending time with his father. Like LaMelo Ball, Edwards learnt a lot of tricks from his dad while growing up. You could say he and his father were best of friends. When the young American player was only 3, his parents gave him the nickname Ant - man - because he was swift in running.

As earlier mentioned, the upcoming basketball icon started up as a football player. He was so good with the game that he could play at running back, quarterback, and cornerback positions. By the time he clocked 10 years, Edwards became one of the Best Pop Warner running backs in the country while playing for Atlanta Vikings, Sportblis noted.

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Anthony Edwards: Career Life

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2019-20 Season Highlights:

• One of five finalists for Jerry West National Shooting Guard of the Year Award.

• One of 20 late-season candidates for the Wooden Award.

• Voted SEC Freshman of the Year by league coaches, the first Bulldog to win that honor since its inception in 2001.

• Tabbed SEC Newcomer of the Year by the Associated Press, Georgia’s third honoree following Jumaine Jones in 1998 and Jarvis Hayes in 2002.

• Selected second-team All-SEC in balloting of both league coaches and the AP and also featured on the coaches’ SEC All-Freshman squad.

• Honored as the state of Georgia’s Men’s Basketball Player of the Year by the Atlanta Tipoff Club, the Bulldogs’ fourth winner in the last five seasons.

• Named National Freshman of the Week by two times, following his performances in Maui and after outings against South Carolina and Arkansas.

• Featured on the All-District team of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).

• Named second-team mid-season All-America by The Sporting News, the only SEC player on the outlet’s three-team ledger featuring 15 total players.

• Honored as SEC Freshman of the Week a school-record four times – on Dec. 2 (after Maui Jim Maui Invitational), Feb. 3 (vs. Missouri and Texas A&M became first UGA freshman since Jumaine Jones in 1998 to record consecutive double-doubles), Feb. 24 (after victories over No. 13/12 Auburn and at Vanderbilt) and March 2 (after averaging 31.0 ppg in contests against South Carolina and Arkansas).

• One of only two Bulldogs – along with Rayshaun Hammonds – to start all 32 games and led Georgia in scoring (19.5 ppg), steals (1.3 spg) blocks (0.6 bpg) and playing time (33.0 mpg).

• Notched 27 double-figure scoring outputs, 14 20-point performances and three 30-point tallies, as well as a trio of double-digit rebound counts and three double-doubles.

• Among SEC statistical leaders, finished the season ranked No. 3 in scoring, No. 5 in 3-pointers (2.3 3FGs per game) and No. 16 in playing time (33.0 mpg).

• Led Georgia offensively in 21 contests, as well as in steals in 12 games, blocks in nine contests, in steals in seven outings and in rebounds in six games.

• Christened his collegiate career with 24 points against Western Carolina on Nov. 5 – the second-most ever by a Bulldog freshman in their debut and the most since Dominique Wilkins’ 26 in 1979.

• Exploded for 37 points against No. 3 Michigan State on Nov. 26 at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, the No. 11 effort on UGA’s all-time single-game scoring list and the most by a Bulldog freshman since Jacky Dorsey’s 41 versus LSU on Jan. 20, 1975.

• Named to All-Tournament team at Maui Jim Maui Invitational after averaging 22.3 ppg in outings against Dayton, Michigan State and Chaminade.

• Declared his intention to enter the NBA Draft on Friday, March 20, Georgiadogs listed.

Anthony Edwards: Family

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Photo: Sportblis
Edwards' mother, Yvette, and grandmother, Shirley, both died from cancer during an eight-month span in 2015, when he was in eighth grade. He has worn the No. 5 basketball jersey since high school to honor them, as they both died on the fifth day of the month. In turn, Edwards was raised by his sister, Antoinette, and brother, Antoine, who shared legal custody over him.

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