Many NBA fans have already heard a great deal about Anthony Edwards. To those who do not know, Edwards is a star player for the Minnesota Timberwolves and is emerging as the face of the franchise in recent times. Although he is yet to see a significant amount of success in the postseason, there is no denying that Edwards is an incredibly rare talent and has the potential to become one of the future faces of the league.
Ant-Man, as he is nicknamed, might have come under fans’ radar for his explosive athleticism and dunking ability. He is also not the type to shy away from confrontation and has established himself as a force to reckon with in the NBA.
Much like other NBA greats such as LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Antony Davis, Ant-Man was selected with the first pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. This begs the question of what kind of player he was in college. With that being said, let us take a closer look at the numbers he put up in college and find out more about his situation prior to entering the league.
Anthony Edwards attended college at the University of Georgia
To those who do not know, Anthony Edwards was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and initially began his athletic career playing football. When he was 10 years old, Edwards transitioned over to basketball after watching his brothers play the sport.
Edwards began building a reputation for himself as a future basketball star during his time in high school. He attended The Holy Spirit Preparatory School in Atlanta and was viewed as one of the top basketball prospects in the country by the time he graduated.
Ant-Man went on to enroll in college at the University of Georgia. By doing so, he was made a part of the Georgia Bulldogs. During his time in college, Edwards played in 32 games while averaging 19.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists. Moreover, he also averaged an impressive 1.3 steals per game. That speaks to the impact that he had on both sides of the court.
Soon after spending a little over a year with the Bulldogs, Anthony Edwards declared for the 2020 NBA Draft. To the surprise of many, he was selected over another hyped-up draft prospect in LaMelo Ball. Fast forwarding to three years later, it looks like the Wolves made the right decision in their decision to draft Edwards.