Category: Holy Spirit Prep (Atlanta GA)

Chosen 25 SG Anthony Edwards commits to Georgia

When news began to leak that Holy Spirit Prep (Atlanta) shooting guard Anthony Edwards cancelled his official visit to Florida State this past weekend, it raised eyebrows as his decision loomed a day after he was due to return.
On Monday the world found out why when Edwards committed to Georgia over the Seminoles and Kentucky.
Edwards, who is ranked No. 2 overall in USA Today Sports’ Chosen 25 in 2019, is the Bulldogs’ highest ranked recruit ever and is widely regarded as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
Why?
At 6-foot-5, Edwards scores efficiently at all three levels, is virtually impossible to keep out of the lane, knocks down threes from NBA range and is an elite athlete who finishes with ferocious dunks through contact.
This season, Edwards is averaging 26.7 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.1 steals a game.
Edwards is the Bulldogs’ third commit from the 2019 class, joining Chaminade-Madonna Prep (Hollywood, Fla.) wing Toumani Camara and Carver High School (Montgomery, Ala.) wing Jaykwon Walton.
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National Hoopfest: Despite reclass Anthony Edwards still not considering the G League option

HYATTSVILLE, Md. – Last month when Holy Spirit Prep (Atlanta) shooting guard Anthony Edwards announced that he was reclassifying from 2020 to 2019, his recruitment quite naturally went from laid back to intense overnight.
“It’s definitely picked up,” Edwards said.
College coaches are applying pressure with just four months left before the commencement of the NCAA’s Late Signing Period.
Makes sense since Edwards, who is ranked No. 2 overall in USA Today Sports’ Chosen 25 for 2019, is already projected to go No. 1 overall in the 2020 NBA Draft.
With that kind of buzz the poplar question is whether Edwards will be one of the players who opts for the G League’s new six-figure salary option.
The NBA announced recently that, beginning next year, select players would be able to earn $125,000 to play in its G League for a year before entering the NBA Draft.
Last month, prior to his reclassification, Edwards told USA Today Sports that G League route was “not for me.”
But Rod Strickland’s presence at Edwards’ game Friday night at the ARS Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest begs a revisit of that question.
Last month the NBA announced the hiring of Strickland, a 17-year NBA veteran and former college assistant, as program manager for the G League’s professional path program, which identifies elite high school players who would be NBA Draft early entry candidates if the one-and-done rule was not in place.
As it stands high school players must be one year removed from high school or be 19 to be eligible for the draft.
More than the six-figure salary, the lure of the G League’s professional path program is that, as pros, the players would be free to earn endorsement money. For example, DeAndre Ayton, the No. 1 overall pick last June to the Phoenix Suns, signed a four-year, multi-million dollar endorsement deal with Puma.
“I’m still only focused on going to college,” said Edwards who posted 41 points and 14 rebounds in Holy Spirit’s 85-73 win over Archbishop Carroll at the National Hoopfest. “That’s just not for me. I’m not worried about the money, that’ll be there. I want to experience college. I’m excited about that.”
Edwards said he’ll take official visits to Duke, Florida State, Michigan State and Kansas, while Georgia, UCLA and others remain in the mix as well.
“I’m going to get the dates for my visits soon,” Edwards said. “I’m just looking for the school where I’ll develop the most. I’m not looking at who’s there, who committed there or anything like that; I just want to go where I can develop and take my game to another level.”
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Chosen 25 SG Anthony Edwards reclassifies from 2020 to 2019

Holy Spirit Prep (Atlanta) shooting guard Anthony Edwards is officially a member of the 2019 class after reclassifying from 2020, according to Edwards.
That will undoubtedly impact his recruitment, to say the least.
Schools will naturally turn up their pursuit of the 6-foot-5 star now that he’s a senior.
In September, Edwards told USA Today Sports that Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, Kansas and Michigan State were coming at him the hardest.
In his latest USA Today blog, Edwards said that he would be “going on some visits, but I don’t know where and when just yet.”

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Edwards, who was ranked No. 3 overall in USA Today Sports’ Chosen 25 for 2020, is a unique talent who could make the case for being the top player in the country regardless of class.
That means Edwards is primed to take one of the top spots in the Chosen 25 rankings for 2019.
This past summer he was named MVP of the Under Armour Association and the prestigious SC30 Camp.
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